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SAN FRANCISCO. JANUARY 7, 1899. 



Numler 1. 



Print ed and puolisktd every Saturday by the proprietor, FREJJ MARRIOTT 
b% Kearny street, San Francisco. Entered at San Francisco Post, 
office as Second-class Matter. 

The office of the NEWS LETTER in New York Gity is at Temple Court, 
(Oeo. A. Kellogg, Eastern Representative), where information maybe 
obtained regarding subscription and advertising rates. 

SDVICES from Sacramento indicate that the Dew 
charter will become law without opposition, and at an 
early date. 

THE Eighth California is to be mustered out. How 
lucky the boys were in that they were not permitted 
to go to Manila. 

POTATO Patch Pingree, Governor of Michigan, is op- 
Dosed to the expansion policy of the United States. 
The Governor is not alone. If the News Letter is not 
very greatly mistaken, one year from the present time 
will find a majority of the thinking people of the United 
States ready to endorse the Michigan man on this vital 
question. 

SENATOR Perkins says it will cost $60,000,000 annually 
to take care of the Philippine Islands. The present 
pension rolls of the country are stuffed by about that sum. 
If an honest and successful effort were made to cut off all 
the fraudulent pensioners now on the nation's payroll, the 
burden of taxation could be very materially reduced. As 
an evil sometimes works out its own cure, it is possible 
that the rottenness of this department may be the means 
of purification. 

THE present week has witnessed the transfer of the 
City and County offices from the hands of old to the 
control of new officials. There have been a good many 
changes, with here and there former chief clerks con- 
tinued in public service. Among those who, in retiring 
from public trust, there are none who laid down the 
burdens of office with a higher respect of the community 
or clearer consciousness of having proved faithful to every 
obligation than John D. Siebe, who retired from the 
Assessor's office. He has been before the people of San 
Francisco for many years, and the duties and respon- 
sibilities of public trust have been met by him, and dis- 
charged faithfully, fairly and justly toward all; and this 
splendid record will be remembered by the people of this 
city, who appreciate the sterling qualities of Honest John 
D. Siebe. 

SUCH an exhibition as is being planned by the Mechan- 
ics' Institute for September of the present year 
should be made a means of permanent commercial good. 
The idea is to establish here a grand museum, where shall 
at all times be found a full exhibit of the resources and 
products of United States possessions in the Pacific. Con- 
gress is to be asked to make an appropriation for the en- 
terprise; and in view of the fact that the Government ex- 
tended liberal aid to the Omaha Exposition, there would 
appear no reason for withholding aid to San Francisco. 
A permanent collection of products of our new possessions 
at this place would be of great value if rightly conducted. 
The idea of making such an exhibit the nucleus about 
which the products of the State and the Coast might be 
gathered, and where valuable statistical information con- 
cerning coastwise countries might be obtained, is also ex- 
cellent. As the center of commerce for the Pacific side 
of the continent, San Francisco should concentrate here 
every possible means and energy for stimulating trade 
and building up commerce with countries south and west 



ftGUINALDO is on the war-path again, crying for 
blood. Evidently it will take an American bullet to 
stop him. 

THE appointment of Joseph H. Choate, the great New 
York lawyer, as Embassador of the United States at 
the Court of St. James, will insure the maintenance of the 
dignity and character of that long line of illustrious citi- 
zens who have represented the American people in Eng- 
land. Choate is one of the foremost minds of the country, 
and will be welcomed with genuine enthusiasm by the 
statesmen of the mother country. 

MANY things will doubtless happen to change the 
political situation within the next two years; but 
from present indications and the causes now well planted 
by the Republican Party, it is likely that William Jen- 
nings Bryan will be the Democratic nominee for President 
two years hence. His emphatic opposition to the expan- 
sion policy to which the country has been fully committed 
by President McKinley will crystalize about him a new 
element that will become more and more aggressive as 
the unwisdom and commercial hopes of the Administra- 
tion are unfolded. His free silver heresies will not be 
strong enough to defeat his nomination. 

THE killing of James Gallagher by Mike Flynn in an 
O'Farrell street saloon is but one of many brawls 
that have ended in bloodshed and death in that particular 
district. Crime in that section is a perpetual epidemic. 
It gives no end of trouble to the police, and is one of the 
toughest districts in the city. The cause of this is not far 
to seek. O'Farrell street between Stockton and Powell 
is almost entirely given up to saloons, and after night 
they are the rendezvous of a large number of the element 
that lives between sun-down and sun-up. If the cause is 
thus easily located, fortunately the remedy is within easy 
reach if the proper authorities will only adopt it. There 
are too many saloons on O'Farrell street between its inter- 
section with Market street and Powell street. The fact 
that property-owners are willing to permit the opening of 
drinking places should not be the only requisite for givir.g 
them life. The Police Commissioners should grant no 
licenses merely because the consent of property-owners 
has been obtained. Experience has shown that where 
saloons are numerous crime increases out of all proportion. 

IN his address to the new Board of Supervisors last 
Tuesday Mayor Phelan, among other important sug- 
gestions, advocated the extension of the Park panhandle 
to the intersection of Market street and Van Ness ave- 
nue. This improvement was urged twenty years ago by 
Frank McCoppin when he was Mayor of the city, but un- 
fortunately it was not adopted. That the extension of the 
direct Park entrance to Market street would add greatly 
to the attractiveness and value of the people's play.ground 
and increase values of real estate in that part of the city 
is certainly true. The cost would be great, but never less 
than at this time. Every year improvements are made 
along the route of the proposed Park extension, and 
values of realty are moving up. The cost of a wide strip 
would be millions, but would be justified by the same 
causes that induce generous appropriations for the beauti- 
fying of the Park itself. The opinion of the newly- 
elected officers was entirely favorable to the suggestion 
made. San Francisco should be made beautiful, and the 
cost of making it so should be spread over a long period 
of time so that the future, rather than the immediate pres- 
ent, may pay the bill. 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



January 7, 1899. 



NEW YEAR PROBLEMS THAT CONFRONT THE NATION. 

THERE is hard work and plenty of it before all classes 
of the American people. Home industries will need 
to be pushed with all their possible activities. Not long 
ago we were largely a nation of importers, and as re- 
cently as the date of the introduction of the first McKinley 
tariff our highest ambition appeared to be to overtake 
the full requirements of our local markets. Those condi- 
tions have passed and gone forever. We are now com- 
petitors at large for a predominating share of the world's 
commerce. The home market no longer suffices, and by 
too long depending upon it, hard times, want and misery 
were brought upon the land. The country has been con- 
gested by reason of over-production, and not until it burst 
the bonds that confined it, and sought markets abroad, 
did it begin to find relief. We now all know that which 
many of us have preached: namely, that with our bound- 
less capacity for supplying all the necessary wants of 
man, we must be in the world and of it. That is to say, 
we must be commerce winners wherever commerce is to 
be won. In that direction the finger of our destiny now 
points. We can no longer depend upon tariff props to 
fence in our national prosperity. The well-directed indus- 
try of an active and intelligent people has broken these 
down, and to-day it is not our local requirements, but the 
competition we are meeting and beating abroad, that is 
fixing the prices at which our manufacturers must manu- 
facture, and at which our producers must produce. The 
necessity is now upon us to strain every nerve to reach 
out for new buyers. We want more customers, and must 
have them or perish. The securing of them is the most 
serious problem that confronts the American people at 
the opening of this promising year of 1899. That they 
are firm in the belief that they will realize their wishes 
goes without saying, because we are nothing if not a con- 
fidant people. Our marvelous history up to date justifies 
us in being so. It will be well to remember, however, 
that we have not heretofore undertaken so huge a task as 
that with which we are now face to face. We have 
thrown down the gauntlet of commercial competition to 
all the world, and the obligation is upon us to make good 
our challenge. With but limited experience, and without 
a maritime marine worth speaking about, the United 
States starts in the race somewhat handicapped. But 
we have our compensating advantages in abundant raw 
material, in cheap food products, and in the superior in- 
telligence of our working people. With these, and in the 
continuing smiles of an over-ruling Providence, we shall 
win in the contest that is hereafter to be the parent of all 
fights: the battle for trade and commerce. 

We have made a most triumphant beginning of the in- 
evitable contest. We have, during the year just closed, 
laid Spain in the dust, stripped her of more than a thous- 
and islands, added twelve millions of her people to our 
population, and are about to make them contributory to 
our commercial expansion. All of this we, of course, did 
primarily in the interests of humanity, but with a weather 
eye open all the while to the main charge. Old glory now 
floats over Cuba, Porto Rico and the Philippines, and will 
never come down again. We may hold out the promise 
that some day it will be lowered, but it never will. The 
natives may in time be educated and made better citizens, 
but they will never catch the spirit of American freedom 
and independence, and govern according to our ideas. 
More than that, our capital and enterprise will soon cover 
the islands with vast interests that we shall never abandon 
or leave to the mercy of any Government save our own. 

The problem accordingly arises as to how we shall pro- 
ceed to expand our commercial activities in these islands, 
and especially in the Philippines. That is a question in 
which the Pacific Coast is specially interested. The trade 
of this side of the United States must expand towards the 
Orient or nowhere. Congress begins the new year with 
the serious handling of this subject. Right here a danger 
menaces us that it is the purpose of this article to call at- 
tention to. The Peace Treaty recently signed in Paris 
provides practically for an "open door" policy in the 
Philippines, and it is no secret that the administration 
stands committed to that policy in the Orient. Mr. Car- 
negie says on this point: "The manufacturer of Germany, 
Prance or Britain, the farmer of Australia, and of the 



Baltic provinces of Russia, reach the Philippines at about 
one-half the freight cost that the American farmer has to 
pay upon his products, or the American manufacturer 
upon his wares. Therefore, when President McKinley 
agreed to an open door, he closed the door effectually 
upon American expansion in the Philippines." And ex- 
Senator Edmunds says in a published interview that: "If 
everybody is admitted on equal terms in the Philippines, 
the British will continue to have the bulk of the trade." 
The Chicago Inter-Ocean, the staunchest administration 
supporter in the West, is filled with indignation at the 
President's policy, and calls it "a most fatuous surrender 
of American interests." 

That is the situation that will confront Congress when 
voting to ratify the Paris Treaty. How does the Pacific 
Coast like it ? Is it for nothing better than this that we 
are to pay $20,000,000 to the Spanish Government ? We 
have 25,000 soldiers in Manila already, and 5,000 more are 
about to start. It is estimated that each soldier costs the 
Government $500 per annum, so that we are expending 
$15,000,000 a year on this one item alone. Then there are 
the important items of officers' salaries, the maintenance 
of a large naval squadron, the cost of materials of war, 
and we know not what else besides. If in return for this 
vast expenditure we do not obtain the exclusive trade of 
the Philippines, we virtually get nothing. In 1897 our 
total exports to the group amounted to only $94,600. If 
this is all the advantage we are to gain, the game is not 
worth the candle. 

Another grave problem that awaits solution is the ex- 
clusion of our new Asiatic subjects from our shores and 
from the rights of American citizenship. Senator Hoar, 
chairman of the Senate's judiciary committee, says: " If 
the Philippine Islands become ours, then under the late 
decision of the Supreme Court every child hereafter born 
in them becomes an American citizen, free to come, free 
to go." We can bottle up the present generation of 
Philippinos, Tagals, Tagalags, Moros, Mussulmans, and 
Chinese within colonial bounds, but we cannot bottle up 
the next one, and generations are short-lived in the tropics. 
The Springfield Republican predicts that " the Pacific 
Coast may yet rise to do battle with a host of Oriental 
races, against whose advent it cannot secure legislation, 
because their place of embarkation is a part of the United 
States," and the same journal says: " California and other 
hot-beds of imperialist emotions want expansion in order 
to open more markets, but the open door closes the Philip- 
pines to the industry of the Pacific Coast as tight as it is 
closed to-day." Prom all of which it is clear that the 
Philippine problem requires more mature consideration 
than has yet been given it. It is certain that we want a 
foothold in the Orient, and that the Philippines seem to 
supply it. It is to be hoped that the good sense of the 
Administration and the wisdom of Congress will prove 
equal to the occasion. 

The Populists After The Populist Governor of Kansas, 
The Railroads. with a Populist Legislature at his 

back, is after the railroads in dead 
earnest. No quarter is to be given, or accepted, but the 
popular will is to put the heel of authority upon the necks 
of the "bloated" corporations, until, in the language of 
one of the orators, "the life-blood is squeezed out of them." 
And this is how it is to be done. An extra session of an 
expiring Legislature has been called, and a bill has been 
submitted to it, which it is about to pass. This bill pro- 
vides for the creation of a new court, the sole and ex- 
clusive functions of which shall be the trial of all matters 
and things in which railroads are interested. The new 
tribunal is to be superior to any District or Appellate 
Court, and inferior only to the Supreme Court, which is 
given jurisdiction over errors of law. This railroad court 
is to consist of three Judges and a solicitor, all of whom 
are to be chosen by a direct vote of the people, and it is 
ordained that its powers shall extend over all railroads 
doing business within the State. The purpose of this 
measure, as its authors frankly explain, is to take away 
from ths companies the authority to maKe rates for traffic, 
and they contend that it will deprive the United States 
District Courts of their jurisdiction in railroad litigation 
arising from the operation of inter-State lines. The bill is 
said to be skillfully prepared, with a view to get around 



January 7, 1899. 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



constitutional inhibitions, but that it will fail of its pur- 
pose is, of course, a foregone conclusion. It is worth 
while referring to it as an indication of the communist ic 
recklessness with which the Populists regard incorporated 
property. If upheld, it would amount to virtual confisra- 
tion. But it cannot be sustained. It is revolutionary, 
unconstitutional, and dishonest. It would bankrupt the 
railroads, suspend further construction and investment in 
public utilities, and put the country into a state of chaos. 
It is an outgrowth of the Chicago platform, and of the 
mouthings of W. J. Bryan. It comes of belittling the 
United States Courts, and attacking their integrity. So ' 
long, however, as the constitution of the United States en- 
dures, property is safe. It cannot be restrained from 
earning a fair interest. It cannot be confiscated, except 
for a public purpose, and then only after due compensa- 
tion being made therefor. Our Republic is safeguarded 
by the metes and bounds of a well-defined constitution. In 
the end these raids inure to the benefit of the railroads. 
They alarm conservative men, and induce them to stand 
by the corporations right or wrong. 

The Meeting Of The Solons of the State are in session, 
The Legislature, but will probably not get down to busi- 
ness until after they have raked in all 
the shekels there are in a Senatorial contest. A seat in 
the U. S. Senate, as times go, is worth much. It gives 
social prestige, control of patronage, and manifold oppor- 
tunities for making money. For the purposes of this 
article, we prefer to go straight to the question of what 
else, besides electing a United States Senator, this Legisla- 
ture proposes todo. Oneof its members recently said tbatit 
should elect a Senator, pass the necessary appropriations 
and then adjourn. Excellent advice. We are not suffer- 
ing to any extent from want of laws. There are more 
than enough of them already upon the statute books. It 
would be well that once in awhile some of them should be 
enforced. As they stand, they are mainly instruments for 
extortion on the part of big and little court house, or city 
hall rings, and to add to their number is but to increase 
the number of tools with which these desperate gamblers 
with vice and crime ply their calling. If the statute books 
could be left alone it would be well, but, unhappily, no such 
feeling of "rest and be thankful" prevails with the aver- 
age Legislator. He has got himself elected for a purpose 
and is at Sacramento to promote it. He has stowed away 
in his grip sack one or more bills that have as much re- 
ference to the public weal as a toad has to an oyster. 
There are exceptions to this rule, of course, but they are 
the old, effete, and played out members who came into the 
world before the flood. Entertaining these views, which 
are founded upon a uniform experience of many years, we 
expect little good from this Legislature, but, as it is the 
unexpected which happens in politics, we may be agree- 
ably surprised by the Legislature of 1899. The President 
of the Senate, honest old Jacob Neff, says he will insist 
upon economy, and the Speaker of the House talks so well 
that we fear it is not in the power of even a Speaker to 
perform as well as he promises. He declares that he will 
drive the money changers out of the temple; an effort in 
which, if he but succeed, he will have out-rivaled all his 
predecessors in the chair, and gained a prominent place 
in the niche of fame of his State. We expect but little 
from any Legislature that it is possible to elect under our 
present Boss system, yet it may be that this Legislature 
will surprise us. We hope so. We notice that it begins 
its session by the same old appointments of "friends, 
countrymen, and lovers," as needless attaches, which is not 
a surprise. 

The Senatorial Contest The fight for the United States 
At Sacramento. Senatorship still continues a free- 

for-all contest. The avowed 
candidates, some seven in number, have all put in an ap- 
pearance at the State Capital and opened headquarters at 
its leading hotel. The workers, manipulators, wire pullers 
and men who make a living out of politics, are there in al- 
most countless numbers. So far there is no apparent sign 
of "a sack," but it is openly avowed that the absence of 
one is the cause of quite a number of Legislators being 
still non-committal. No doubt the, .astute wire pullers 
present will find a way to straightetf 'out that little diffi- 



culty. As such things are arranged in these degenerate 
days, it would be phenomenal if in due time the customary 
cake and ale were not supplied to those who are hungry. 
It will, however, have to be distributed with much circum- 
spection this year, because, its existence being suspected, 
there are watchers on hand, ready to entrap the unwary, 
and make out a case. It is said that already evidence has 
been obtained against one of the Southern candidates, and 
that the contents of his urgent telegrams to his friends 
for "more sugar" are known. At any rate, that is the 
talk that is going around: It looks at this present time of 
writing as if the final struggle will lie between Colonel 
D. M. Burns, and Ulysses S. Grant junior, with the 
chances of final triumph decidedly in favor of the former. 
Grant is the weak son of a strong father, and, when that 
is told, little more remains to be said about him. He hails 
from the extreme Southern point of the State, and is a 
carpet bagger even there. California, as a whole, knows 
him not. Two years ago he was an open and avowed 
Populist, but he has no politics to speak of, and his ability 
to comprehend any, is conspicuous by its absence. What 
strength he has, arises, in part, from the name he bears, 
and in part, from the Southern claim to the Senatorship. 
He confessedly has not sufficient votes to insure an elec- 
tion, and, strange to say, he is bidding for enough Demo- 
crats to come over and help him. This they are not likely 
to do. and, if they did, there are other Democrats who 
would go over the other way. Any participation of the 
minority members in this family quarrel would prove ruin- 
ous politics. The Chronicle is out for Grant, but that is 
understood and counts for nothing. The Call is still froth- 
ing at the mouth, because its erstwhile ally and friend, 
Colonel D. M. Burns, is without its aid, and largely be- 
cause of its enmity, marching on to an assured victory. 
Its attacks still cpntinue grossly personal, and, for that 
reason, are defeating themselves. They do hot "go" with 
Californians, who are, above all things, lovers of fair play. 
If it were true that Colonel Burns is not a fit person for 
Senators to associate with, it would follow that he was not 
a fit person for Mr. Spreckels to associate with; yet, as a 
fact they were close companions and political partners, 
until Colonel Burns, by sheer ability alone, out-classed and 
out-distanced the man with a great newspaper. What- 
ever else may be said about Colonel Burns, it is true that 
he is a great manager of men, and that, in the face of 
many difficulties, he has made himself the steerer and 
brains of the Republican party of the State. There can be 
no danger in giving so resourceful a man a wider field for 
the exercise of his undoubted ability for political manage- 
ment. 

Governor Gage's Governor Gage's inaugural message to 
Inaugural. the Legislature is an unexpectedly 

strong document. There is more pith 
and force in it than his campaign speeches had given us 
reason to anticipate. Our new Governor is evidently a 
business man intent upon conducting the affairs of State 
upon business principles, than which nothing better can 
be hoped for or desired from a Chief Executive officer. 
He takes pains to have it understood that he is possessed 
of an economic mind, and that he means, with a firm hand, 
to use the pruning knife, cut down extravagant appro- 
priations, and lessen the burdens upon the people. His 
immediate predecessor did not a little in the same line, 
but very much more remains to be done, and if, as we be- 
lieve, we may take Governor Gage at his word, he is just 
the man to do it. There can be no question but that the 
State pays too much for her whistle. There is too much 
extravagance all around, for much of which the Legisla- 
ture is responsible. There are too many excessive and 
needless appropriations; too many useless Boards and 
Commissions, and altogether too many pap-suckers at the 
public teat. No other State in the Union, with a like 
population, spends so much money, or receives so little re- 
turn for it as does this free handed State of ours. That 
was bearable in the days when we had money to burn, but 
is intolerable in these changed times. Taxpayers have 
perforce been compelled to cut down expenses, practice 
economy, and make one dollar go as far as two did formerly. 
The one item of expenditure over which they have seemed 
to have lost control, has been that over which they ought 
to have had the most perfect mastery. By their votes 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



January 7, 1899. 



they make taxation possible, and by the same power they 
may limit it. Yet all taxes, whether national, State or 
in uicipal, have gone on increasing all the time. To all 
this there must come a halt, because the necessities of the 
times demand it. The needed retrenchment has got to 
begin somewhere, and. perhaps, it could not be more 
safely or wisely started anywhere than in the State 
Government. With a little money in hand with which to 
enforce police regulations, and maintain the necessary 
public institutions, the Legislature might adjourn and the 
State Government disband, without California being con- 
scious of having suffered material loss. We hail with sat- 
isfaction, Governor Gage's demand for economy, and trust 
that with the co-operation of the Legislature, he may 
realize it. 



The Ex-Governor's 
Retirement. 



It is due to the retiring Chief Execu- 
tive of the State to say that he re- 
turns to private life with the respect 
of men of all parties, and with the verdict of the people 
that he has been a good and faithful servant. Active, 
alert, and well-informed, he has permitted no abuse in the 
State Government that he could ferrit out to go unre- 
dressed. It is entirely within the bounds of truth to say 
that he leaves every institution within the jurisdiction of 
the State the better for his having occupied the Guberna- 
torial chair. He gave this city the best Board of Health 
it ever had, morally renovated the State prisons, com- 
pelled greater economy and efficiency in the great chari- 
table institutions that are under State control, made 
clean appointments, and, withal, leaves the great office 
he has so acceptably filled without the slightest suspicion 
of jobbery sticking to his skirts. That he may have made 
mistakes is possible, but if he did they are to-day forgotten 
in the light of his many Administrative successes. His 
valedictory address to the Legislature is a remarkable 
document that ought to be printed in pamphlet form, 
studied by Legislators, and put into general circulation. 
It tells about all that it is possible to know concerning the 
various departments and institutions of the State, and 
suggests reforms that his successor may well pay heed to. 
During his term Governor Budd cut down the appropria- 
tions made by the Legislature to the extent of $4,421,216, 
of which he says fully $4,000,000 was a distinct saving to 
the people. He leaves the Treasury with a greater sur- 
plus than it ever held before. On the subject of taxation 
generally the message is strong, timely, and to the point. 
The practical character of the reforms suggested makes 
one regret that James H. Budd does not remain in office 
for another term in order to carry them out. But the 
people's loss will be his gain. He needs a rest, and has 
earned it. At no distant day further honors will await 
him. 



THE Senatorial fight at Sacramento has brought out a 
great many names prominent in the Republican 
Party. Colonel Daniel M. Burns is far in the lead of all 
other aspirants, and his friends are positive that he will 
succeed Senator White. There are many who would 
honor California in the Senate — men who have given their 
time to win party victories, who have given of their elo- 
quence, their money, and their influence to compel success. 
Some of them have never asked their party for anything; 
and have been content to simply contribute to the triumph 
of those political principles to which they have always 
been loyal. While they have served faithfully, and borne 
the heat and burden of the day, others have enjoyed the 
solid emoluments and the honors of these victories. Among 
those men stands up prominently and most worthily Sam- 
uel M. Shortridge. For years he has given time, money, 
energy, and eloquence to the political party that is dear 
to his heart. A man admirably equipped for the duties of 
the Senate, thoroughly acquainted with the wants of the 
State, one of the most logical and eloquent speakers in 
California to-day, of excellent presence and courteous 
bearing, Hon. S. M. Shortridge, as a dark horse, would 
win instant recognition. In case of a deadlock, and the 
fact once clearly apparent that not one of the active candi- 
dates could win the prize, the name of Mr. Shortridge 
would solve and settle the question to the credit of the 
State and the satisfaction of the Republican Party. 



AT bACRAMENTO. 

Sacbamento, January 5, 1899. 

EDITOR News Letteb : It is the same old game; the 
same old familiar faces and many new ones; the same 
buttonholing, log-rolling, fighting, the same trickery and 
low-down playing of the game political. The dry season 
in California has, if anything, made more hungry, bolder, 
and more persistent than ever the gang of boodle-seeking, 
scheme-hatching sharks and fakers; and although ex-Gov- 
ernor Budd has just gone aud Governor Gage's inaugural is 
not yet cold, the combinations for raiding the State treas- 
ury are looming plainly beneath the surface, while the pri- 
vate cinch bills are as the leaves of the forest. If the 
new Governor does not have his hands full in killing the 
numerous schemes that are now brewing, I shall miss my 
guess. 

It is evident that Budd stands well with his party, for 
there was an enthusiastic delegation to see Jim off for 
Stockton last Wednesday. And after all, he has made a 
pretty good Governor, and his friends and followers showed 
their appreciation of his services to the party and his per- 
sonal worth in the right royal and regretful manner in 
which they bade him good-bye. 

Governor Gage seems to be getting on with the politi- 
cians fairly well. His natural reserve is disappearing be- 
fore the terrific friction of practical politics, and unless I 
greatly miss my guess, the schemers will find the new 
Governor an ugly customer to deal with. The feeling is 
growing that he will be the Governor with a large G. 

The Governor's message has received very favorable 
comment among the influential members of the Legislature. 
The message is a paper of some length, not notable 
in any particular, but abounding in such economic sugges- 
tions as readily present themselves. The Governor favors 
a liberal appropriation for the Paris Exposition, condemns 
trading of pet measures in the Legislature, denounces 
waste of public funds in the printing department and in 
the cost of public institutions; strikes a blow at the stale 
and fraudulent claims that regularly come up before suc- 
ceeding administrations; advises cheaper elections, and 
reviews California war claims and the Wright Irrigation 
Act. The address is temperate, and may be described as 
a strong plea for economy in all State matters. It con- 
tains few suggestions for new legislation, and while in no 
manner brilliant, is practical and satisfactory. 

As to the Senatorial fight, everybody not directly inter- 
ested in accomplishing his defeat concedes the election of 
Colonel Burns. He has by far the larger following. His 
friends are numerous and enthusiastic. The attacks that 
are made on him by the Chronicle and Call are having very 
little effect. As one prominent member of the San Fran- 
cisco delegation remarked to me this morning: "That 
ground has all been gone over; de Young and Spreck- 
els knew all about Burns long ago that they know now; 
but they worked shoulder to shoulder with bim for party 
success, and had never a word to say against either the 
Colonel or the Southern Pacific \intil the discovery was 
made that the pet plans of the two editors were not d'iwn 
on the programme. Then the scene shifted, and from a 
good fellow D^n Burns became the worst man on earth. 
Every man in the Legislature knows just why the Call 
and Chronicle are fighting Burns, and as it is a personal 
matter their onslaughts are without influence or moral 
effect." 

Of course, next to Burns, Grant has the strongest fol- 
lowing, and this is not because he is loved more, but he- 
cause the Colonel is liked less. Bulla is a small potato. He 
has no enthusiastic following, and it is extremely doubtful 
if he can control his own delegation; it is almost certain 
that after the first vote some of them will scamper for 
cover. The feud between the Los Angeleno and Grant is 
so bitter that Bulla's followers would prefer to vote for 
auy other candidate than Grant. 

Barnes and Knight are here and have modest headquar- 
ters; but it will only be in the case of a deadlock that they 
can be seen through the fog. o. H. c. 

THE Mecca, a bright 18-page weekly paper, established 
by Mrs. Clara Foltz at Denver, has been purchased 
by Earl Marble. It is devoted to the interests of Color- 
ado, and is sold for t2 per annum. 



January 7, 1899. 



SAX FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 




■ Hear the Crier?" "What the devil art thou?" 
"One that will play the devil, sir, with you." 

THE Post declares that the chief objection to prize- 
fighting is due to the attending fatalities. The even- 
ing paper is, with its usual infallibility, exactly wrong. 
It is because the brutes so frequently emerge from con- 
flict with their worthless lives clinging to them that 
decency and good order are offended. A few consecutive 
funerals from the roped arena would be hailed as a most 
delightful innovation. More funerals and fewer fakes is 
what the Crier is demanding from refined pugilistic 
circles. 

SS a sublime climax of an infamous public career, the 
appointment of one Gallagher to a permanent position 
in the department by the retiring School Board was a 
most fitting example. Nothing less than the epidermis of 
a rhinoceros could endure the shafts of scorn focussed 
upon the now, happily, defunct body of rascallians in con- 
sequence of this last disgrace. But the desire to loot the 
Treasury carried with it the shameless ability to fasteu 
this choice specimen of the spoilsman upon the public 
schools. The perpetuation of a festering crime: two years 
more of Gallagher! 

JUDGE TREADWELL, in taking his seat as Police 
Judge last Tuesday stated that he knew it was the 
custom of police officers to perjure themselves in order to 
secure convictions of offenders. This is a most serious 
charge and would cause some comment if it were not a 
very generally recognized fact. The Judge was indulging 
in the review of a little ancient history. However, he said 
the habit must be stopped; and the Crier with that toucfi- 
ing confidence in the police and human nature resulting 
from long continued effort to reform both, feels confident 
that it will be stopped simultaneously with the last blast 
from Gabriel's eternal horn. 

NINE malefactors fatten in the city jails while their 
victims rot in forgotten graves. District Attorney 
Murphy has applied for a fourth criminal court. What 
use have we for a fourth, or any other criminal court, so 
long as jurors are drawn who will not convict a Eosser. 
The Crier is in favor of abolishing all the Courts and buy- 
ing a quantity of Manila bemp for immediate use. We 
should encourage trade with our new possessions. They 
yearn for our higher plane of civilization and need the 
courts; we are in favor of returning to first principles, 
and can make good use of the bemp. Fifty dollars worth 
of rope applied where it would do the most good would re- 
lieve the strain on the Prosecuting Attorney, and transfer 
it to the necks of our wards in crime. 

SAN FRANCISCO is become a fence for thieves, thugs 
and cutthroats; the festive garroters are almost as 
thick as the brass-buttoned clubmen of the city and sev- 
eral times as active. This is accounted for on the hypoth- 
esis that while the brigands of the street are dependent 
on their own efforts for bread, the officers get theirs in 
the sweat of the taxpayers. There is some excuse for the 
epidemic of weariness in the police department. The men 
claim that more than half of their arrests are turned 
loose. The pulls of lawyers and politicians are more fatal 
to the peace of the community than the cunning of 
offenders against the law or the idiocy of the average 
juror. To run the chance of being sljot by a burglar or 
stabbed by a highwayman, in addition to the knowledge 
that when the criminal is once behind the bars the show 
for a conviction is below fifty per cent., is a heavy handi- 
cap for the respectable element of any community. The 
courts do not back up the police, and the police are chiefly 
engaged in doing thinking parts. Meanwhile the burglar 
gathers in his spoils, citizens are terrorized, and the 
assets of the pawn shops swell visibly. 



THE attorneys for Mrs. Botkin will carry ber case to 
the Supreme Court. That was to have been expected 
for all Mrs. Botkin's funds and friends have not been ex- 
hausted, and no lawyer worthy the name and hire will 
leave l.er to the severe hand of justice so long as she has 
the first, or in the second can find bankable collateral. 
Prison doors will yawn for Mrs. Botkin only when there 
remains no more gold with which to plug up the keyholes. 

SPEAKING of the Botkin conviction calls to mind once 
more the trial of Rosser and his acquittal. The 
opaque minds of some jurors failed to see the gouts of 
blood that stained the volunteer, while others were able to 
detect the modern Borgia as she sprinkled arsenic in the 
candy that sent two women to their graves 3,000 miles 
away. It is quite certain thai, the testimony of the brute 
Dunning, in which Mrs. Botkin figured with all the shame- 
less abandon of a female animal, had a great deal to do 
with the verdict. A mind incapable of conceiving the de- 
gradation that would have shocked a Zula chief would hardly 
halt at the mere killing of an innocent woman or two. 

WHAT is this low, weird wail that comes from Sacra- 
mento? It is telegraphed that the great inaugural 
ball shall be dry. No champagne will gush, no. wine 
sparkle, no beer flow! The Senators have declared that 
there shall be no money appropriation with drinks thrown 
in for the glittering ceremonial. Cold tea will invite to 
sobriety and cold water will quench the anguished throats 
of the political push that wait upon the steps of greatness. 
Like the ghost of Banquo, up-risen with twenty mortal 
gashes in its crown, other inaugural balls are paraded 
slow along, and the Solons of the State are warned against 
the wabbling scenes of former functions, when drink and 
disgrace locked arms and tottered through the dances. 

AMONG the many things for which the people of San 
Francisco have to be thankful in the coming of the 
new year is the blotting out of the old school board of 
directors. The stench of this solid nine will remain in the 
public nostril and cause everything to smell sweet in com- 
parison, as long as citizens shall distinguish between honor 
and dishonesty. That the brazen gang did not bodily 
carry away what remained of the city's property when , 
tbey crawled out of office is due solely to the fact that they 
had no place to store it and to the bulky character of most I 
of the school houses. The Crier will never feel that the 
State has done its duty by these worthies. California 
should be feeding them to-day, cutting their hair and 
teaching them to make jute bags and serviceable shoe*. 

THERE is much philosophy in the debonair manner in 
which Augustus C. Widbur bade good-bye to the 
haunts of his earlier triumphs just previous to his de- 
parture to San Quentin on a seven years' visit. In the 
tenderloin much of the taxpayers' gold had been squan- 
dered by the trusted Treasurer, and before going over the 
bay he naturally desired to visit the scenes of many a good 
time. The fate of the transgressor has seldom been more 
clearly shown than in the case of young Widbur. He bar- 
tered honor, freedom and a bright future for a few dollars 
wasted in a brief period of revelry and dissipation. For- 
tune, friends — everything are now lost. That madness 
was his that tempts a man to trade all that is worth the 
struggle of life for pleasures that carry with them their 
own curse; and to sell himself to Satan on his own securities. 

THE Crier is no prude. He realizes that this gray 
and sin-saturated world never will become a fit resi- 
dence for saints — no more, indeed, than the orthodox hell 
would meet the demands of Justice in roasting the un- 
godly. But his esthetic soul was rudely shocked on New 
Year's Eve by the sights which met his eye on the streets 
of San Francisco. Many maids and matrons were abroad 
with horns and howling men, pushing, shoving and boister- 
ously bidding welcome to 1899. Some of these same maids 
and matrons, too, appeared to have been looking ardently 
upon the wine when it was red; and there was a reckless 
abandon about the demeanor of many others that very 
harshly struck the observant eye, and not a few of the 
ribs, of every-day honest propriety. The husband, brother 
and parent element of the carousal appeared conspicu- 
ously detached, and the bloom of innocence was brushed by 
by its paint-box simulation. A blithe and active glee fits 
a woman like a $25 Easter bonnet; but this annual slop- 
ping over smells too much like an empty beer barrel. 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER 



January 7, 1899. 




' 5Ve obey no wand but Pleasure's." — Tom\Moore. 

ROSENTHAL played on Tuesday night to an audience 
that was nearly as noisy as a dog show, with its 
barking coughs in all keys and scarcely any pauses. I 
never heard anything like it in my life. Many of them 
were dry-sounding coughs that could have been helped, 
and that a single jujube would have allayed, but there 
seemed to be no jujubes in the house, and Rosenthal was 
visibly annoyed. 

Anyone who has heard tell of the wonders of Rosen- 
thal's playing must have had a fairly accurately precon- 
ceived idea of its qualities, and, while recognizing that he 
is the most astonishing pianist in the world, not have been 
astonished by it. It is as a great technician, above all 
things, that Rosenthal wishes to be recognized, judging by 
bis programme, which was a stupendous "show pro- 
gramme." A Los Angeles critic has described him as the 
most "velocious" player on earth, and his velocity is so 
great that it almost excuses the new adjective. Though 
it is always of his technique that one has heard most and 
of his technique that one thinks first after hearing this 
monarch of pianists, this Titan of the key-board — (this 
sort of thing may be continued ad lib., and is here intro- 
duced to show that I do not wish to be behind other 
writers in giving Rosenthal his due, though I may not call 
him names any more) he is a sincere musician, a man of 
large brain and thoroughly sane and sound, if not an 
artist of colossal temperament and passionate emotions. 
His refinement as well as his dexterity were at once shown 
in his playing of the Beethoven Sonata (109th), in which he 
played the andante theme with beautiful simplicity and 
a tone of exquisite sweetness, and the variations with 
superlative finesse. Rosenthal is quite free from the affec- 
tations of manner or style with which many lesser men 
afflict their audiences, he attends strictly to business, and 
that is the only pity of his playing — it is such a business. 
I do not mean by that that he protrudes the hard work 
side of it upon you, he accomplishes what to anyone else is 
an impossibility with no appearance of labor, and does 
everything in good taste, but in listening to him one cannot 
get beyond the admiration point. 

His second number on the Tuesday programme was the 
Schumann Carnival, which affords almost unparalleled op- 
portunities for his varied resources. His pianissimos, and 
his delicate handling of the Pierot, Coquette, Chopin, and 
other light episodes, were as truly wonderful as the thun- 
dering march which concludes the Carnival, and with 
which he made a prodigious sensation. After this he 
played a Chopin group, including Berceuse, Barcarole, 
Deux nouvelles etudes, and his own bewildering arrange- 
ment of the familiar D flat major valse. Nothing could 
have shown off his brilliant and delicate fingering better 
than the Chopin music— runs like breaths of wind, or 
strings of pearls, or any of the inadequate similes with 
which people impair their meanings. But there was 
nothing more beautiful than, and I think as impressive as, 
his playing of Liszt's arrangement of Schubert's "Linden 
Tree," in which he played the air with- a Sustained, sonor- 
: ous tone almost impossible 'to the piano, and the-most pow- 
■ erful' cfescf*do f effects' on'^he'ehromatic scales -'in'- the bass. 




JViotf 3f; digital' Sk^ 

"'taken at a speed which' leaves' you almost breathless. As 
a show of sheer strength and skill and clear-headedness, it 
is probably worth doing, but of its value as musical art' I 
am not convinced. It affected me as the youngest Hegel- 
man did when he performed the seemingly impossible feat 



of turning his body completely round twice, without drop- 
ping, while unsuspended in mid-air. 

Risenthal scored another brilliant success on Thursday 
evening. He played the Brahms variations on a theme by 
Pagamni, which bristle from beginning to end with enor- 
mous technical difficulties, and which I believe have not 
been played before in San Francisco, and he played them 
probably as only Rosenthal can. He played, besides, a 
Mozart sonata, a group of Chopin pieces, including the 
"Funeral March" sonata, and three compositions of his 
own on themes by Johann Strauss. His extraordinary 
brililancy, delicacy, and power called forth an ovation 
after each number. 



There are very few farces which an ordinarily sane per- 
son can stand a second time, but The Man from Mexico is 
one of them. The laughs are as plentiful as of old and have 
the true ring of mirth, and it is certain that we have not 
seen such an amusing farce here since Willie Collier played 
The Man from Mexico at the Baldwin last season. I notice 
a few new lines and bits of business (the Examiner to the 
contrary) and there are some minor changes in the cast, 
but the performance is in all essentials the same. Mr. 
Willie Collier has one of those rare possessions, a really funny 
personality — the thing is funny because he does it or says it 
— and a purely American personality. He does not play the 
part any more funnily than he did a year ago, because I 
don't think any one could, and neither does he seem tired 
of it though he surely must be. Mr. Shehan is fortunately 
still in the cast; it would be difficult to tolerate any one 
after him as the German which he plays with such con- 
spicuous success. The young man with the strange stroll 
is there, but the other one is changed; one of the girls is 
also changed, and for the better — I remember disliking her 
predecessor particularly. Miss Louise Allen seems to give 
more finish to her comparatively small part, at least I 
do not remember that she played it with such nice distinc- 
tion as she does now. Judging from the appreciation of 
the audiences and their size, I should think Mr. Collier 
could play The Man from Mexico profitably up and down 
the country for the next ten years if he wants to. 



Last week I came away from the Alcazar something 
irritated by Hoyt's share of A Midnight Bell, and very full 
of admiration for the performance of Mr. Daniel Halifax, 
so full of admiration that I have since sat through large 
portions of the play five times for the pleasure of seeing 
him act. His part of Martin Trip is a fat one for any 
actor who could look it, but it is not only for his use of the 
broadly comic passages that I admire his work; it is for 
bis excellent detail, never for a single moment over- 
elaborated or protruded, by which he raises it to a comedy 
performance of a very high order, such as we rarely see 
on the local stage. If you think it is not much of an 
achievement to play such a part as perfectly as he plays it, 
think of how few comedians are not to be baited by the 
hope of laughter over the thin line that divides comedy 
from farce and then watch his method carefully. Mr. 
Halifax is a very young actor, and as yet he has had so 
few opportunities to distinguish himself that it is impos- 
sible to tell bow large his talent is, and one cannot ask 
more than that he will do perfectly what he has in hand. 
Since he first appeared here he has been most suc- 
cessful in illuminating insignificant parts and in sinking 
his own personality in the character he assumes, which is 
the principal essential of the actor's art, although it is so 
much the fashion now to make the part come to the actor 
instead of the actor, go to the part. 

, H'j o 1 t-HUBERT flBNRY DaVIES. 

...... I; ,„ifi W-ft-' .? rnt 1 ■-'•*■.. »>: ' 6 I 



'The fjrincipaj'iipvelte' of .tie'/ week at -ftfe "Gjr^fefeurja", is 




C 1 D HI 
as neither Papinta nor Loie Fuller are graceful dancers, 
but as far a:~ the electrician is concerned the Papinta 
dances are superb. Among the new turns next week are 
Barton Hill, Charles Willard, and Ella Southern in a play 
called Belinda Bailey's Boarders. 



January 7, 1899. 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



The Yrltmc Dwarf has undergone some slight changes at 
the Tivoli to mark its "second edition,'' and will be con- 
tinued until further notice. The next production will be 
The Wedding Day, in which Miss Bernice Holmes will 
make her reappearance. 

The Man from Mixico will be continued through next 
week at the Columbia. After it Frank Daniel's comic 
opera company will present Tlie Wizard uf the Nile and 
T/i' TdoTt Eye. 

Pwld' n/icail Wilton will be performed at the California 
Theatre next week. 

The last Minetti Quintet Concert will take place on Sat- 
urday afternoon, January 21st, instead of January 14th, as 
first announced. Mr. Henry Holmes and Mr. Otto Ben- 
dix will assist at it. 

Rosenthal will give his third recital at the Metropolitan 
Hall this afternoon. 

Pinero's Ttie Magistrate will be played at the Alcazar 
next week. Miss Adelaide Fitzallen, the new leading lady, 
who was formerly leading lady of the Henderson Com- 
pany, makes her first appearance in the part of Agatha 
Posket. 

The Symphony for next Thursday is Borodino's No. 1. 
The programme includes Wagner's Faust overture, selec- 
tions from Bizet's Roma suite, and a Rimsky-Korsakoff 
piece. 

Charles T. Young, manager for Gerome Helmont, the 
famous boy violinist, announces that this artist will appear 
at Sherman & Clay Hall on Tuesday evening, January 17th. 
A matinee will be given on Wednesday, the 18th. 

NEXT Monday Ingleside — -rightly named the most 
beautiful track in the United States — will open its 
gates for two weeks' racing. All the strings from the 
East are now in good condition, and the two-year-olds are 
in fine fettle. The stake attractions for the opening week 
are the Presidio Stakes, a selling sweepstakes for two- 
year-olds and a mile and a furlong, to be run Wednesday, 
in which such good ones as Los Medanos, Rey del Rio, 
Obsidian, Milt Young, Judge Wofford, Survivor, Espion- 
age, Casdale, Rosebeau, and others are engaged; and the 
San Rafael Stakes to be run on Saturday, one mile, in 
which the probable starters are La G-oleta, Libertine, 
Bellicoso, Obsidian, Topmast, Rosinante, Sardonic, Hugh 
Penny, Joe Ullman, and other noted performers. 

THAT handsome and popular saloon, the Crystal Pal- 
ace, with entrance at 5 Kearny street and 12 Geary 
street, has been purchased by I. Deutch & Co., who took 
charge of it last Tuesday. The Crystal Palace will carry 
a full line of the very finest wines and liquors, and Mr. 
Deutch will give his personal attention to his customers. 
His many friends will, be made welcome, and will always 
find the very best liquors at the Crystal Palace. 

ON the 9thinst., the Rev. Father MacCorry, Paulist, 
will deliver a lecture on "Individuality" at Metropol- 
itan Hall. The lecture will be given under the auspices of 
Ignatian Council No. 35, Y. M. I. 

THE Pope Manufacturing Company has issued a very 
useful and tasty calendar for 1899, which is profusely 
illustrated and has a very artistic cover. 

The dust that accumulates during the summer n the ordinary 
carpet of a San Francisco home, brought there by our trade winds, 
will do more towards wearing it out than all else combined. For this 
reason carpets should be cleaned at least ohce a year. The Pioneer 
steam carpet beating machines of J. Spaulding & Co., 353 Tehama 
' street, does this work to perfection and don't wear out your carpets. ' 

Some of the choicest paintings, and the largest quantity of 
painter's materials in the city areat Kennedy's, 19 and 21 Post street, „ 

' A visit to Kennedy's is ah artistic treat, and the walls of his art 
rooms'are.hun! with- gems of the painter's' Brush. Pictures stored 

-at low rat-es> ■» * " , '" : '' ''" - ■-"'" : 

- Begin {he New Year by swearing off .on every, kind of liq uor— .ex- ; 
' ceptipg only Argonaut and J. F. Cutter. They are the finest grade 
of whiskey. Sole agents for the United States are E. Martin & Co., 
411 Market street. ' " ' 

Private Lessons in English branohes. Preparation for teachers' and 
University examinations. Speoial instruction to ladies and children. 
Miss Mart E. Sackktt, 1604 Howard street. 



Grr ' TL J. Oottloo, Marx A Co., 

allTOmia I heatre. Lessees and Managers. 

Pornoe "eekonly. Superb production. EDWIN Mayo in the 
drauiutizutlon of Mark Twain's 

PUDD'NHEAD WILSON. 

A strong cast In support, 

Jan. 16th: The original Yon Yonson. 



CI 1 ■ TL J. Th e "Gem" Theatre of the Coast. 

oiumDia I neaxre, Gottioo, Marx&co., 

Lessees and Managers. 

Beginning Monday. January 0th. Second and last week of the 
quaint comedian, Willie Collier, in the ever-sucoessful comedy, 

THE MAN FROM MEXICO. 

Jan. 16th: Frank Daniels Comic Opera Co. 

Oi San Francisco's Greatest Music Hall. O'Farrell St. 

r R6 U rn . between Stockton and Powell streets. 

Week commercing Monday, January 9th. BARTON HILL 
AND CHARLES WILLARD assisted by Miss Ella Sothern 
In Milton Nobles' latest comedy, " Belinda Bailey's Rorders." 
Krouse & Rosa, introducing their "Dutch Pickaninnies"; Vou- 
lette & Carlos, acrobats supreme; George Evans, comedian and 
monologueist: the sensation of the season, Papinta, and her 
volcano dance; Rappo Sisters. Anna Teresa Berger, Deltorilli 
Brothers. 
Reserved seats 35c; baloony 10c; opera chairs and box seats 60c 



Orpheum-- Extra. 



Second Season. Fifth concert. Thursday afternoon, January 
12th, at 3:1b, of the 

SAN FRANGISGO SYMPHONY SOCIETY 

Fritz Scheel, Musical Director. 

Programme includes: Wagner's 'Faust" overture; Symphony 

(new) by A. Borodin. 

Prices, 75c, $1 and $1.50. Seats on sale at the Orpheum. 



r\\ TL ± Fred Belasco, Lessee. 

MlCaZar I heaxre. Mark Thau, Manager. 'Phone Main 2M 

Week of January 9th. Augustin Daly's phenomenal hit, 

THE MAGISTRATE. 

L. R. Stockwell as Mr. Posket. Miss Adelaide Fitzallen 'as 
Mrs. Posket (her first appearance ) 
Usual Prices : 15o, 25e ( 35o, 50c 
Next: Hoyt's "A Temperance Town." 

T' . I • r\ i_i Mrs. Ernestine Krellng, 

I VOl f UDera FlOUSe. Proprietor and Manager, 

Every evening a second edition of our brilliant Holiday Spec- 
tacle, 

THE YELLOW DWARF. 

New songs, dances, specialties. 

Next: The Wedding Day. A delight for young and old. 

Secure your seats in advance. 

Popular prices, 25c. and 5uo. Our Telephone, Bush 9 

N. B.— A reserved seat for the matinee, 25o. 

Pacific Coast dockey Glub. ingdeside track. < 

"A marvel in its line."— St. Louis Republic. 
Five or more races dally. 

olAN, 9th to clAN. 21st. 

Trains leave Third-street Station at 12:45 and 1 :15 p. m. R mnd 
trip tickets, 25 cents. Electric cars on Mission and Kearny 
streets every three minutes. Admission 11.00. 
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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



January 7, 1899. 




The suggestion thrown out to the 
The Need of State Miners' Association last week 
Public Batteries, that it take practical steps toward 
helping the owners of prospects strug- 
gling under the disadvantage of a lack of capital, by ap- 
pealing to the legislature for the means to put up public 
reduction works in suitable localities, seems to have fallen 
upon deaf ears. Once more their attention is called to 
the necessity for some action of the kind in keeping with 
the spirit of enterprise in other parts of the world. Surely 
some one can be found on the executive committee of the 
Association with energy enough to present the matter be- 
fore the people's representatives at Sacramento and 
arouse their interest sufficiently to carry the point if pos- 
sible. The licensing of mining engineers is, of course, a 
rather delicate subject to handle, owing to the large num- 
ber of quacks who will raise themselves in opposition to 
any movement of the kind which would cut them off from a 
chance to earn a livelihood by fraud. Still if the Miners' 
Association is to be of any use to the industry it purports 
to foster, it should live up to its doctrines, and act now 
and again as well as preach. One or two active men in 
the organization, who have no personal interests to serve 
all the time, would be worth more to the miners, who are 
expected to support the Association with their hard- 
earned dollars than a dozen of the broad-cloth coated 
gentry who breathe their good will toward the craft be- 
tween each whiff of fragrant Havanas. They have public 
batteries now at all the big mining districts in South Africa 
and Australia. They have smelters in Colorado always 
ready to work ore in lots from one ton and upward. Why 
should we not have the same facilities in California ? 

The season of the year is now approach- 
Will Klondike ing when something should be heard from 
Boom Again? the manipulators of Klondike mining 
schemes. The question is, will they try 
their booming tactics again after their disastrous failure 
last year? Appearances of small pointers in the press in- 
dicate that the bait held out this year will be some local- 
ities nearer home, but far enough away to cover up with a 
cloak of mystery. We hear of rich placers near Lake 
Atlin, and of new discoveries close to Sitka, all of which it 
may be presumed is inspired by the desire of some people 
to turn the tide of travel in those directions. The result 
of the rush further north last year has not, however, been 
of such a favorable character as to enthuse a new crop of 
gold hunters, the fortunes made having been few and far 
between. If Mr. Ogilvey, for example, who is accredited 
with a ten years' residence on the present site ot Dawson 
City, found existence more assured in an official position 
than the precarious life of mining in ground which is said 
to be so superlatively rich, it stands to reason that he 
knew on which side his bread was buttered. As an ad- 
vertisement of the Klondike values, Mr. Ogilvey is cer- 
tainly not a success, if a man's actions count for anything 
in this world. 

The names of the men who stand 
That New sponsors for the Longfellow Gold 

Glasgow Purchase. Syndicate, recently floated in Glas- 
gow with a capital of $200,000, to 
purchase the Longfellow and Teugh Nut mines of Tuol- 
umne in this State, may interest some of our Scotch 
readers. They are: Thomas La. vson, jeweler, 85 Buchanan 
street; R. Brown, commission igent, 17 Oswald street; J. 
M. Finlaysou, merchant, H Miller street; R. W. Doon, 
99 West Regent street; T. B. Auld, solicitor; T. 
Ormiston, company's secretary, 50 St. Vincent street, all 
of Glasgow, and J. Ferguson, butcher, Ballochmyle, 
Argyllshire. This property failed to pass the examina- 
tion of a local expert and one sent out fro:r. Scotland. 
Another mau from Scotland took a more sanguine view of 
the property, and Glasgow now has the distinction of 
ownership. Time will tell who is right, but for that mat- 
ter it would be safe to bet on the opinion of the California 
expert. 



It will not be long now until the value 
Draining the of the new drainage plant for the 
Comstock Mines. Comstock is determined. Everything 
is now in readiness for the pumps, 
which should be in place within a fortnight and ready for 
work, if everything goes smoothly in the mechanical de- 
partment. In the meantime speculators are quietly pick- 
ing up the shares of leading mines along the lode, notably 
at the north end, and a large amount of stock has 
changed hands lately. Every confidence is placed in the 
new system of drainage, and people who know the most 
about it are backing their opinions on the subject with 
coin. Prices continue to fluctuate on a small margin, and 
the only marked advance has been in Con. Cal. -Virginia, 
which crept up to $1.50 early in the week. At the south 
end trading is still very quiet, but prices have also been 
firm. It is now certain that should the pumps do all that 
is claimed for them at the C. & C. shaft, other plants will 
be established at the middle and south end groups, and 
perhaps by individual companies. The cost is compara- 
tively trifling, with plenty of power available. 

With proper attention paid to the 

Storage of Water for storage of water in the Sierras 

Power Purposes. during the season in a system of 

reservoirs for distribution through 
ditches to the various milling plants throughout the in- 
terior of the State, a dry year would no longer have any 
terrors for the miner. Sooner or later the unrivaled natu- 
ral resources of California for the establishment of power 
plants, will attract capital and solve the difficulty now so 
commonly experienced in working low-grade ores at a 
profit. Engineers who have looked over the field do not 
hesitate to say that in some future day water-power will 
be brought direct from the Sierra Nevada range into San 
Francisco, and this, too, alter supplying innumerable 
stamp mills along the line of the flumes. The supply of 
water is such, and the fall so immense, that there is no 
limit to the horsepower, electric or otherwise, which can 
be developed, given the necessary capital to carry out the 
work. 

With the decline of the boomjn copper 
Mining Dredgers mines, lacking the existence of a lot of 
the Latest Fad. ready-made bonanzas in this particular 
line, the local promoter is now industri- 
ously at work on dredger schemes. The old bucket, 
shovel and pump systems all have their patrons, while 
everything goes in the shape of available material, from 
the bowlder-strewn beds of streams down to the muddy 
silt of the bay itself. Some of these schemes have been 
successfully floated, while others are still in embryo or 
begging for capital. Properly managed, in favorable 
localities, ventures of the kind should be safe enough. 
They pay well elsewhere, and should do so here. Up Red- 
ding way a dredger has paid from the start, while lower 
down on the same river, near Sacramento, a machine of 
the same kind turned out a rank failure. From all appear- 
ances the present year is likely to settle the fate of the 
dredger in California for good or ill. 

The State Mining Bureau, under the di- 
A New Mine rection of State Mineralogist A. S. Cooper, 
Directory. is doing good work in compiling a register 
of the mines of California by Counties. 
The data will be issued in pamphlet form, tabulated, giv- 
ing the location of each mine, power used, and all particu- 
lars about it, geological and otherwise, with name of owner 
and management. A sample cipy has already been issued 
at Mr. Cooper's private expense, but the trouble at the 
State Printing Office has delayed the issue of several 
Counties, which are now ready for the press. 

From all accounts the water trouble is 

Water Supply now over with the miners of California 

Is Now Ample, for another year. The rainfall has been 

generous all through the mining regions, 

while the Sierras are packed with snow which will be 

drawn upon later. Past experience should argue in 

favor of the construction of reservoirs to hold a surplus of 

water in storage as a provision against a drought in the 

future. 

THE statement that the Gwin mine is on the market is 
denied officially. The Wildman-Mahoney mine owners 
are accredited with a hankering after foreign flesh-pots. 



Januaiy 7, 1899. 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTI-K. 



THE TOMS, DICKS. AND HARRYS OF OUR SWIM. 

EVER since the pretty pets of society had their pecul- 
iarities discussed, they have been clamoring for a word 
of hint as to the tastes of the beaux, and as it has always 
been an aim of the News Letter to please the ladies, we 
have endeavored as far as possible to ascertain the fancies 
and inclinations of the "Handsome Harrys," Toms, and 
Dicks of society's whirl, and herewith present them for 
the inspection of the buds and belles, maids and matrons 
alike. Some men are very pronounced in their tastes, 
others are averse to evincing their preferences, but when 
a man has had experience in life, his inclinations generally 
are what his nature calls for. Walter Hobart belongs to 
the first class; he is quite willing that all the world should 
know how fond he is of horses in every line, whether driv- 
ing, riding, or racing, and he indulges this fondness to its 
utmost capacity. Charley Baldwin is another young man 
whose taste for horseflesh has broadened considerably, and 
is never happier than when "tooling'' a coach and four- 
in-hand. Frank Carolan has, since his marriage with a 
Pullman heiress, developed the same line of inclination, 
while Dick Tobin is noted for bis prowess in sporting 
events. The list of gentlemen riders of the B'lingum Club 
races would be incomplete without his name. But the ob- 
jection may be raised that these are married men and 
therefore of no special interest to the girls. This may be 
true; but then they serve to show the girls what good hus- 
bands men of "sporty " tastes can make. 

Dr. Harry Tevis is one of the most eligible young bach- 
elors in society. He is very artistic in his tastes — even 
esthetic. Art in all its branches finds in him a devotee, a 
wonderfully good critic, especially in music, and as mana- 
ger of an amateur theatrical company he is capital; he 
also excels in decorative ability. Another Harry, Hol- 
brook by name, is fond of gaiety, in any shape, but prefers 
the cotillion to all species of amusement, unless it be a 
quiet chat in a cosey corner "between dances." 

Clarence Follis prefers dinners, and likes to have as 
neighbor at the table a woman whn can talk well. 

Two young medicos who are very popular with the 
girls are Dr. Morton Gibbons and Dr. Herbert Carolan. 
Both are members of well-known families, and both are 
bound to make reputations for themselves. Dr. Morton 
Gibbons surpasses Dr. Carolan in looks, however, being an 
exceptionally handsome man. Young Tom Van Ness loves 
dogs, every species of the canine tribe claiming his admira- 
tion. 

Walter Magee, as well as Fred, prefers a good dance 
to most things, while Redick Duperu is essentially what is 
termed a ladies' man, always ready to dance attendance 
upon his fair friends, willing to do the duty or pleasure 
act when occasion requires. 

Amiability is the strong point in soldiers of society, and 
the navy is also noted for having so many charming fellows 
on its ships that it is no wonder the women find them de- 
lightful companions. The soldier beaux who have been 
such social favorites in our swim, have been sent off "here, 
there, and everywhere," so itwould be useless to particu- 
larize their tastes. In naval beaux, Lieutenant Roberts 
seems the chief card, just now his friendship for Hobson 
giving him added lustre in the girls' eyes. 

Of old bachelors our society has a number, and as ex- 
perience matures taste the gentlemen are very decided in 
their preferences. Reuben F. Lloyd is not a lady's man 
in the usual acceptation of the word, and detests general 
society, but can be a most delightful companion if the 
woman be a "brainy" one. 

George T. Marye's bump of caution is largely developed, 
so that he takes his pleasures quietly, an afternoon call or 
evening visit being his favorite method of mingling with 
the ladies. 

Horace Piatt likes dinners and speaking at the same. 
Frank Deering's taste runs to singing. Mayor Phelan is 
a man of manifold tastes. He is literary, and has an ex- 
haustive memory for what he reads. He excels as a host, 
whether at the charming dinners in the Red Room of the 
club or the merry supper party after the play. Mr. Phelan 
is a great admirer of clever women, and is noted as one 
of the best speechmakers in our city. 

Walter Dean is quiet and refined in taste, shunning the 
publicity of social achievement. His preference is for long 



walks with "her." Allan St. John Bowie is very fastidious 
iu his tastes — luxurious and refined, everything of the 
finest, whether in domicile, food, or company, is what he 
wants; and he gets it, too, which is not always the case 
with our beaux. Ed. Sheldon is another man of fastidious 
tastes and oultivated ideas who likes nice surroundings. 

Every one knows Ed. Greenway's tastes to be for social 
supremacy, heading a dinner menu, dance programme, or 
supper order; only let him " boss the job," and society is 
sure of a brilliant result. Harry Stetson loves flowers, 
and is noted for the beautiful floral offerings he sends his 
numerous lady friends. Sam Bpardman is intensely domes- 
tic in his taste, preferring his own fireside to club or 
salon. Danforth Boardman prefers a good dance. 

Northrup Cowles likes a good cigar and a jolly game with 
a few intimate friends. Fred Greenwood prefers dinners 
to anything else. W. J. Byrne likes cultivation in all 
things, and chooses his friends and pursuits accordingly. 
Ben Holladay and Percy King go in for dancing. 

Walter Martin is brimful of fun. Anything for a lark is 
his motto, and as he generally indulges this taste, he finds 
pardon for many an escapade in his youth and exuberant 
spirits. Peter Martin being older, is not so noisy, but 
likes a lark quite as well as his brother does; so with An- 
drew, another brother. If they cannot have a hot time in 
the old town no one can. Will Taylor and his brother Gus 
are fond of athletics, tennis being Will's strong card. 
Clem Tobin scarcely knows what he likes best; but if he 
follows the example of Robby Eyre will find that taste 
grows with action and use. 

E. A. Wiltsee's inclinations are of a nautical nature. He 
owns a fine yacht, and gives his friends many a delightful 
spin under canvas. He is equally hospitable on shore, as 
many a theatre-party, with its delicious after-supper, can 
testify. Baron A. von Schroeder has a strong taste for 
the good things of this life. Will Page is fond of rural life, 
but does not objeet to a dance in the city now and then. 



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January 7, 1899 



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1UT RS Howard Gould, nee Clemmons, played the hostess 
J" on Christmas Day, and gladdened the hearts and 
filled the stomachs of quite a number of children who 
would have gone cold and hungry. She took them in and 
they will remember her as a good angel all these years to 
come. Miss Helen Gould, who showed her devoted 
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* * » 

When the society gossips are at a loss for a subject of 
discussion they turn to the consideration of the present 
possibilities of Miss Virginia Pair's getting married. 
They have been marrying her off here and there every 
season for a number of years past, but without fructifying 
success. Now they have mated "Birdie" with "Willie" 
K. Vanderbilt, Jr., who came over from his Harvard 
studies to spend the holidays at home. Mrs. O. P. H. 
Belmont, the mother of young Willie, is the intimate per- 
sonal friend of the Oelrichs family, and necessarily the 
young people were thrown much together. It would be a 
splendid match, and if Mrs. Oelrichs were as great a 
matchmaker as Mrs. R. T. Wilson it would already be une 
mariage bien entendu, despite the disparity of ages, which 
would be the only real objection. Young Vanderbilt isn't 
out of his teens, and will not be graduated at Harvard 
until 1901, and Miss Fair -well, she is no longer a bud. 
The only objection Cornelius Vanderbilt had to his son's 
marrying Miss Wilson was the youth's age and inexperi- 
ence; but Mrs. Wilson did not let that stand in the way of 
what she considered a brilliant alliance for the already 
distinguished — by marriages — family. 

P. S. — Since the above was written the engagement is 
announced. 

* * * 

Delia Fox is no longer a spring chicken, and as she ap- 
pears younger in pantatoons than skirts, she is present- 
ing herself to the New York public in unmentionables for 
all they are worth. Time was when Delia Fox and Sylvia 
Gerrish ruled la jeunesse doree, just as Fay Templeton was 
the Queen in her day; but the young grow old and passS, 
especially when they keep late hours, early morning sup- 
pers, et id omne genua. 

* * * 

The " Pilgrim Mothers of New York," a progressive 
organization of women, met during holiday week and dis- 
cussed three momentous questions: Matrimony, mater- 
nity, and street-cleaning. They were all mixed up 
on the two M's, but a unit on the necessity of street- 
cleaning. The Woman's Eclectic Club, a progressive 
organization for the Betterment of the Conditions 
regarding The Sex, met last Wednesday, and resolved 
a most important conundrum now being discussed in 
social circles: "Was Glory Quayle spotless when John 
Storm left her presence after their last interview?" By 
a very large majority, the Eclectics decided that she was. 
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One of the down-town jewelry stores, where they make 
a specialty of cheap watches, advertised a new departure 
for the holidays: "In consequence of the rush of business 
we will keep our store open All Night during December." 
Belated printers and all night editors passing by declare 
that at no time was there an absence of customers. Some 
people always shop when far from the madding.crowd. 



Some of the managers of New York music halls are down- 
right fakirs. At Roster & Bial's a quiet tip was given 
that there would be a hot attraction, and men-about-town 
gathered for "appetisers." Two women, stripped to the 
waist, went through a mock duel. The reporters got hold 
of the story, and the next night the place was jammed 
with men anxious to see the show. The police, it is al- 
leged, were also represented; but when the women ap- 
peared they were decently clothed and the men uttered a 
simultaneous howl — "rubber necked again." The owners 
of the Roster & Bial show can hardly afford such per- 
formances. 

* * * 

Robert Brent Mitchell, one of the attorneys of the Fair 
executors, returned last week to the Albemarle from 
Baltimore, where he went to discuss Christmas cheer 
with his folks, who are away up in society there. "It's 
the most beautiful city in the world," ejaculated Mr. 
Mitchell to a coterie of friends who were lunching with 
him at the Lawyers' Club, "but for home purposes I pre- 
fer the town of Alameda. For business San Francisco 
suits me very well just now, although I am compelled to 
remain away just at present." 

* * * 

Frank L. Unger and Harry Mann were both attacked 
with grip symptoms last week, but by keeping indoors 
and refusing all outside entertainment they escaped any 

serious damage. 

* * it- 
Tom Seabrooke, the actor, has filed an application to be 

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January 7, 1899. 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



WHO IS ON TRIAL ? 



fjl R. BROWN iooi robbed «f hit watch on a Si.eth anenui 

i'l car.- caught the thief, SLIPPERY Bill, with the watch in 
hit hand; has testifiid to these simple /nets, and is note crtiss- 
ej-'imined by Slippery Bill's counsel. 

Counsel — When did you first see the wife of the 
prisoner ? 

Mr. Brown — I never saw his wife. 

COUNSEL— You did not know that he was married? 

Mr Brown — No. sir. 

Counsel — What other women were there on the car? 

Mr Brown — I didn't notice any. 

Counsel — Do you mean to swear that there were no 
other women on a crowded car in the shopping district at 
lhat time of the day? 

Mr. Brown — I — I — I was looking after my watch. 

Counsel — But before you lost your watch — now be care- 
ful — were there no other women? 

Mr. Brown — I suppose there were — I — I don't remem- 
ber. 

Counsel — Then you had eyes oily for the wife of the 
prisoner? 



Mr. Brown — I knew nothing about his wife. 

Counsel — Would you have acted differently had you 
known that he was a married man? 

Mr. Brown — No, sirl 

Counsel — Are you married or single? 

Mr. Brown — Married. 

Counsel— Is you wife in court? 

Mr. Brown — No! 

Counsel — Well, then, I suppose 
that we shall have to subpoena her. 

Mr Brown — But she knows no- 
thing about this case — she is an 
invalid 

Counsel — Oho! An invalid! Has 
she ever sued you for a divorce? 

Mr. Brown— Never! Counsel— 
Why not? 

Mr. Brown — I don't see what my 
wife has to do with 

Counsel — Never mind what you 
see or don't see; the jury have got 
your measure by this time. Answer 
my question. 

Mr. Brown — My wife is a good, 
sweet woman, and 

Counsel — And she has not yet 
found you out — is that it? 

Mr. Brown — You talk like a fool. 

Counsel — Very likely; I suit my 
style to my company. Now, how 
many women do you know inti- 
mately? 

Mr. Brown — I have never count- 
ed them. 

Counsel— Well, count them now, 
or give me the names. 

Mr. Brown— What? Tell you 
the names of all the women I know? 

Counsel — Certainly; I may have 
occasion to subpoena them. 

Mr. Brown— Well, but, Judge— 

Judge — The question is perfectly 
proper; you had better answer it. 

Counsel — Com ■■, come; you can- 
not be intimate with many women. 
Shall we say twenty? 

Mr. Brown— No; about a dozen. 

Counsel — Intimate with a dozen 
women, and your wife an invalid! 
Are vou a Mormon? 

Mr. Brown— No; I'm an Epis- 
copalian. 

Counsel — You go to church alone 
while your wife's 11, I suppose? 

Mr Brown — Yes. 

Counsel — Any of these dozen 
women of yours attend the same 
church? Mr. Brown — I suppose so. 



Mr. Brown — Sometimes they are. 

Counsel — Very good I Now, were any of your dozen 
women in the car with you when you met the prisoner's wife? 

Mr. Brown — I told you before that I never met the 
prisoner's wife. 

Counsel — O, no; you told tho jury that I never met the 
prisoner's wife. 

Mr. Brown — Well, have it any way you like. 

Counsel — Let us have it the right way. Now, when she 
said to vou, "Your watcfc has broken off," did you say to 
her, "Never mind the watch; it's you I'm after?" 

Mr. Browu— Never. Counsel— Nor words to that effect? 

Mr. B — I said, "You have stolen my watch; you rascal." 

Counsel — Please don't prevaricate. That's what you 
said to the prisoner; but what did you say to his wife? 

Mr. Brown — I told you 

Counsel — No, you did not tell us; you simply waste the 
time of the court and jury by evading the questions. 

Mr. Brown — Well, I've had enough 

Counsel— What do you mean by that? 

Mr. Brown — I mean that I shall answer no more ques- 
tions, and you can do as you please. 

The Judge — Do you refuse to answer on the ground 
that it may incriminate or degrade you? . 

Mr. Brown— No; I have never done anything to incrim- 
inate or degrade me. 

Counsel— Then it's a clear case of contempt of court, 
and I must ask your Honor for the customary commitment. 

(Mr. Brown is committed for contempt; Slippery Bill is 
acquitted for lack of evidence, and Judge, Jury and Counsel 
go home happy.)— Town Topics. 




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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



January 7, 1899. 




Tekla. A romance of love and war is Mr. Barr's last 
novel, "Tekla." It is a tale of the thirteenth 
century and of the days of the electors, when the arch- 
bishops were endeavoring to retain their supremacy in 
the Rhineland. The story is briefly this: The Emperor 
Rodolf has given out that he has departed for the Holy 
Land, but no such departure has taken place. Instead, 
he desires to pass for plain Rodolph the traveler, and de- 
cides to see something of the land he is supposed to rule, 
but which his loyal subjects, the Archbishops of Treves 
and Cologne intend to rule for him. He sees and falls in 
love with Countess "Tekla," a ward of the Archbishop of 
Treves. Her stern guardian having decreed that she 
shall marry a middle-aged ruffian, she endeavors, in order 
to escape this union, to reach Castle Thuron, the lofty 
stronghold of her uncle, Count Heinrich the Black, on the 
lower Moselle. In the fulfillment of her plans the Emperor 
aids her, she little dreaming, meanwhile, who her escort 
is. After many adventures and narrow escapes they suc- 
ceed in reaching their destination. Shortly afterwards, 
the castle is surrounded by the Archbishops of Treves and 
Cologne and their followers, and then begins a siege which 
lasts two years. Meanwhile the Emperor, still incognito, 
sets before him the enticing task of winning the lady as a 
nameless lord, letting her imagine that he is perhaps not 
her equal in station or fortune, and pictures to himself 
with pleasure her amazement at learning that her Em- 
peror and her lover are one and the same person. At 
last for laok of provisions the castle is about to surrender. 
Then Rodolf steals away at night, returns to Frankfort, 
and places himself at the head of an army raised by his 
faithful friend, Baron von Brunfels, and donning his silver 
armor, he mounts his white charger and sets out for Cob- 
lentz, where thirty thousand troops have preceded him. 
He then undertakes the task of overmastering the two 
archbishops, which is soon accomplished, and Emperor in 
fact as well as in name, he re-enters Castle Thuron, where 
Countess Tekla, who had known and loved him only as an 
unknown lord, promises to become Empress Tekla. The 
tale is exciting enough throughout, and as befits the 
medievalistic era in which it is placed, abounds in descrip- 
tions of troops in ambush, hand-to-hand encounters, and 
fighting of all kinds. All the paraphernalia of fray of an- 
other age than ours is there, the cross-bows and cata- 
pults, the rapiers and two-handed swords, the battle- 
axes and spears, which, with heralds and trumpeters, 
pikemen and sentinels, battlements and parapets, and 
bugle blasts, serve to lend realism to these scenes of days 
long gone by. Cupid's darts were not the only ones that 
did sad havoc in that far-off time, for we read in "Tekla" 
of skillful archers who handled the bow, if somewhat dif- 
ferently, in a manner no less effective. Mr. Barr shows 
himself thoroughly familiar with the valley of the Moselle 
and all that part of the Rhine flowing from Mayence to 
Cologne — that Cologne where stands the noblest specimen 
of Gothic architecture in Europe, the cathedral which was 
founded in 1248, during the reign of Emperor Rodolf, and is 
still uncompleted. 

" Tekla." by Robert Barr. Frederick A. Stokes Co., Publishers, New 
York. For sale by William Doxey. 

Ashes of Empire. Robert W. Chambers in a series of 
three novels, "Lorraine,'' "Ashes of 
Empire," and "The Red Republic," has covered the period 
of the Franco-Prussian War and 1be Commune. The last 
of the series "The Red Republic" was written first; the 
first of the series "Lorraine" next appeared and "Ashes 
of Empire," which is the middle volume — and completes 
the triad — has just been published. The author promises 
that this last shall be followed by a fourth volume, which 
will treat of the southern invasion of France and the opera- 
tions of the famous army of the Loire, co-eval with the 
siege, thus completing the entire period between June, 
1870, and May, 1871. 



The opening chapter of "Ashes of Empire" deals with 
the flight of the Empress Eugenie from the Tuilleries, after 
the defeat at Sedan, when the mob crashed against the 
railiogs of the palace gardens, tearing the imperial N and 
the iron eagle from the gilt gates, amid a tempest of cheers. 
Then follow vivid pictures of the siege and bombardment 
of Paris. Heartrending pictures of the misery of the 
ragged, freezing, starving population of a "city splendid 
and 'desolate, naked and famished, filthy and diseased." 
War in all its horror is depicted with startling accuracv. 
Particularly real is the description of the first shot which 
the Prussians threw into Paris, followed by the uproar of 
the forts, the scream and hiss of shells, the deafening ex- 
plosions of the canon, the hail of iron fragments, the 
flames of burning houses, the iron-knelling of the tocsin, 
the boom of drums calling to arms, the distant rush of 
artillery galloping pell-mell to the bastions, the flaming 
batteries and redoubts, with dead and dying on every 
side. 

Mr. Chambers has mingled with the terrible scenes in- 
cident to the fall of the Empire, a love story, which al- 
though by no means the best part of the book, brings it to 
a happv ending, leaving in the reader's mind a p.easing 
vision— a quaint Breton hamlet by the sea and four very 
happy lovers. This is surely a desideratum after a series 
of gruesome tableaux so very lifelike that one is glad to 
escape from their haunting memories. That in the execu- 
tion of superb war pictures Mr. Chambers has proved him- 
self a great artist no one will deny. 

Ashes of Empire, by Robert W. Chambers. Frederlok A. Stokes Co., 
Publishers, New York. For sale by A. M. Robertson, 126 Post street. 

Gemma. Sinoe the great success of "Trilby," stories 
of student art life and models have been 
numerous, but unfortunately there are few du Mauriers 
to lift the thread-bare subject above the plane of the 
common place. Alexander McArthur in "Gemma" por- 
trays the Latin Quarter of Paris, and tells of the life and 
trials of a young girl of Provence who begins as a child to 
pose as a model for painters, in order to eke out an exis- 
tence for herself and an invalid mother. A man 
about town, an aristocrat, wealthy and an artist, 
is captivated by Gemma's beauty and desires to marry 
her. But she feels that to accept of such a sacrifice from 
him would be unworthy of the great love she bears him, 
and that she would drag him down socially and morally. 
His family does its utmost to cure him of his infatuation, 
and finally his sister goes to Gemma and makes so earnest 
an appeal to her, that she decides the civil marriage shall 
take place, but that over, she will commit suicide. An 
attack of heart disease saves her from this last step. The 
story is pathetic, and the book shows a certain knowledge 
of life in the French capital, but as a novel it is not de- 
serving of eulogy. 

Gemma, by Alexander McArthur. Rand, MoNally & Co., Publishers. 
Chioago and New York. 

BOOKS RECEIVED. 

War Poems- 1898— compiled by the California Club. The Mur- 
dock Press, San Francisco. For sale by Mr. Lovell White. 

•* A Gunner Abnard the Yankee." Introduction by Rear-Admiral 
W. T. Sampson, U. 8. N. Doubleda'y & McClure Co., Publishers. 
New York. 

"Gemma." by Alexander McArthur. Rand, McNally & Co., 
Publishers, Chicago and New York. 

" Women and Economics," by Charlotte Perkins Stetson. Small, 
Maynard & Co., Boston, Publishers. For sale by Elder & Shepard, 
238 Post street. 

"The Spanish Revolution," by Edward Henry Strobel. Small, 
Maynard & Co., Boston, Publishers. For sale by Elder & Sbepard, 
238 Post street. 

The Lark Almanack— 1899 -with original designs by Porter Gar- 
nett, Dublisbed by Doxey, S. F. 

"The Purple Cow," by Gillette Burgess, published by Doxey, 
8. F. 

" A Yankee from the West." by Opie Read. Rand, McNally & 
Co., Publishers, Chicago and New York. 

" The Confessions of Pontius Pilate," translated into English 
from the Arabic by B. Shehadi. Geo. Booth & Co., Sydney, N. 8. 
W., Publishers. For sale by The S. F. News Co. 

'Ashes of Empire," by Robert W. Chambers. Frederick A. 
Stokes Co., Publishers, New York. For sale by A. M. Robertson, 
126 Post street, 

" Tekla," by Robert Barr. Frederick A. Stokes Co., Publishers, 
New York. For sale by Wm. Doxey. 



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buildings raised by the genius of man. 

One spriDg day a trip of about four 
miles carried us over to the Place du 
Trone. Near by, in the Rue Picpus, 
we came to the gray old walls of the 
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Coeur. The mild-eyed, gray-haired 
sister who answered the bell con- 
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lowed about the place — a white- 
haired, courteous gardener. He 
hailed us with joy when be found we 
were Americans who had come far to 
see the grave of Lafayette — America's 
beloved friend and ally in the Revo- 
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to teach young girls there." 

It was strange to think of women who, as he told us, had never crossed 
the threshold of the convent since they entered it, over twenty years 
before, taking the long, varied journey to Brazil. He led us through a 
quaint old garden with high walls shutting it in from the street and 
neighboring open lots. 

"No hands but mine have tended these plants for over thirty years." 
Lovingly the old gardener waved his hand toward the close-clipped tallis, 
the trellises covered with grape vines, the luxuriant flowering shrubs and 
gay flowers. 

At the end of the garden, loved by the quiet nuns, he unlocked a gate. In 
a small private cemetery where repose the remains of members of the noble 
families of De Noallies, De G-rammont, De Montaigne, and others, we found 
the grave of Lafayette. A modest tablet marks the spot. Birds sing in the 

trees close by; the roar and bustle of 

the beautiful, great city was hushed ' 
in this secluded spot. In a smaller 
inclosure lie the bones of aristocratic 
victims of the "Reign of Terror," 
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Americans. For the youth who came 
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to shake off the yoke of England, and 
found on this continent a republic such 
as he dreamed of and hoped to see in 
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A WOMAN'S MERCY. 



HE had stopped behind the other callers, and she came 
late; and Aunt Terjsa was wise enough to leave them 
together. 

"It is along time since we met," said he. 

" Is it? I don't remember. It doesn't seem long/' 

"Only a year." 

"Is that all?" She sank languidly upon an ottoman, 
and he sat down beside her. 

"You are not looking well." 

"O, that's only my style. 'A small, pale, big-eyed girl, 
who looked interesting to avert criticism from her fea- 
tures,' as you put it in one of your novels." 

" That was written long before I knew you." 

"Still, it was a useful hint. " 

" To those who feared the criticism." 

" I feared criticism very much — then." 

" You are unforgiving," he said bitterly, with a slight 
Sush on his dark face. 

"O, no ! I've long ceased to care. Besides, the critics 
haven't been so bad lately. You see, I haven't written 
anything pretentious enough for notice by you." 

"' I have given up criticism. It's a poor business any- 
how." 

" Have you written anything lately?" She knew his 
great success almost by heart, in spite of the question. 

"Nothing very good. A novel that is selling." 

" It must be nice to sell. I am trying to write down to 
that level myself . " 

He looked at her disapprovingly — almost sternly. He 
had put his heart into the book. 

" I do not think that is the surest way of success." 

She laughed scornfully. "Perhaps not — for a genius. 
But I am not one: as was pointed out by a great critic, 
once." 

"Probably he would now admit that he was mistaken. 
Time may have taught him that your idea of a woman was 
truer than he supposed. Time," he sighed, "destroys a 
good many of our illusions." 

"Great critics should be free from illusions." 

"My illusion of woman's goodness is not quite gone, 
nevertheless. I remember my mother sometimes, as well 
as " He paused awkwardly. 

"Other women." 

"Another woman. Une belle dame sans merci," he cor- 
rected, looking hungrily at her. 

"I suppose a woman whom you treated badly, and from 
whom you deserved no mercy?" said she, leaning her elbow 
on the couch and putting her cheek on her thin hand. 
There was just the faintest pink flush upon her cheek, and 
her eyes looked fathomless. 

" My God, how pretty she isl" the man groaned to him- 
self. 

"I am sorry — very sorry — to see you looking so fragile," 
he said, as if he bad not heard her question. "May we 
not have a truce? Let me fetch you a glass of wine — or 
anything?" She shook her head. 

"There is nothing the matter," said she.- "Only — only 
I am not strong; and things hurt me. Writing is too much 
for me, I suppose. If I could write one really good book, 

one that the great critics " He rose angrily. "No, 

no, please don't go; I am not aiming at you now. One that 
good judges would praise, I mean— I would give up writing 
and be content." 

"The 'good judges'? You want their praise? The men 
who also dare to condemn?" 

"Yes.'' 

" Yet when they condemn " 

"Then. O, I suppose it is all right. It is just 

enough. O, yes ! I know it is just. But it nearly kills 
me." She laughed rather hysterically. "Absurd, isn't it?" 

He looked at her very compassionately. "You are very 
excitable. Forgive me for saying so, but you have altered 
very much during this last year. You look over- worked, 
over-worried, over-wrought. You must rest, or you will 
never write your great book." 

" You know I never could." 

" I do not. I said from the first that you had ability — 



even in the criticism which you — which hurt you" (shedug 
her nails passionately into her little white palms), "and 
for which you have taken the fullest revenge in your power. " 

He smiled a wintry smile, and would have looked bitterly 
at her if he could. 

" I don't suppose it hurt you much?" she Inquired, With 
a strange wistfulness. If he had read her as he read 
women in his books, he would simply have taken her in bis 
arms. But he merely felt a thrill of horror at her re- 
vengefulness — a mental shudder that such a soft, fair, 
small creature should wish to give pain. 

"O no, not much," said he. "Not enough to spoil my 
art, such as it is. My latest lady-in-a-book has caught a 
touch of you. But even she comes all right in the third 
volume— at least, what would be the third volume, if they 
weren't all in one now." 

" Yes," said she, thoughtfully. " I understood when I 
read it. She is a much better woman than I." 

"I gathered that you hadn't read the book?" 

"O, that was my — nastiness. Of course I've read it. 
Besides, it's part of my business now to read the books 
of you great people." 

"What! You a critic! What for?" 

"The Daily Thunderbolt." 

He looked at her in mute astonishment. For the Thun- 
derbolt had called his book the greatest work of the great- 
est writer of the age — which he knew wasn't true. 

"You wrote that critique?'' said he, slowly. "I ought 
to thank you, I suppose. But I confess I do not under- 
stand you." 

"No," she answered sadly, "you do not understand 
me. You never will understand me. I cannot understand 
myself sometimes. I am full of wretched nerves, the doc- 
tors say; and only two things can cure me." 

"What are they?" he asked, eagerly. 

"Death; or- " 

"Or?" 

" I have forgotten. Happiness, I suppose." That was 
what the specialist said; but she interpreted it as love — 
this man's love! 

He looked at her wonderingly. Was it love, or re- 
morse, or further revenge that was in her mind? He 
would have sacrificed his life for her, if need be, but not 
his pride. No, no, one rebuff was enough. 

" If happiness were offered, you would probably throw 
it aside," he said very sternly. She gave a quick glance 
and read his mind. 

" You do not understand," she said, quietly, with the 
tears very near her eyes. "You misjudge me; now and 
always." 

He bent a little towards her, and just touched her sleeve 
with his hand. 

" Is there any way — any possible way — in which lean 
understand?" 

Dainty touches of pink stole out on her pale features, 
and something softened out the disdainful curl of her 
pretty lips. 

"You might read some of my stories — if you could en- 
dure them. They are 'me,' I think." 

" Then you are very nice — lately; but — — " he hesitated 
and stopped. 

"Did you read 'A Woman's Mercy,' in the New Maga- 
zine?" she asked suddenly. 

"No. I'm afraid I didn't. But I will." 

•' It isn't worth your notice." 

" I will be the judge of that. What is it about?" 

"O!— a man and a woman — the usual thing!" 

" What man and woman? " 

"A critic and a writer." He became alert with in- 
terest. 

"Tell me about it." 

" I — I don't think I can remember." Her face was very 
pink now. 

" I should so much like you to," he pleaded. 

"Well, She was a would-be writer, a poor, sensitive, 
ne irotic creature, like me — only not so nasty" — she paused 
for contradiction, but he was silent. 

"She wrote a book once," she continued, "when she was 
young and fanciful. There was a woman it it — a bitter, 
hard, cruel woman — borrowed from some yellow-backed 
novel — not her own creature really — not even her nasty 



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and looked aoxiously, ap- 
self," he suggested, 



self " She paused again, 

pealingly at him. 

" Not her true self — her better 
gently. 

" Not according to my tale. Well, the book went off 
fairly well for a first venture; but a great critic lashed the 
heroine mercilessly." 

" You own the heroine was bad?" The inquiry seemed 
forced from him, it was so sudden aod vehement. 

"Yes — O, yes! But the criticism hurt her — the girl 
who wrote it — the neurotic, passionate girl — terribly. She 
worried all day over it; she lay awake at night cried and 

over it; she— she " Her voice broke, and she brushed 

away a tear, with an angry little sob. 

"And so she hated the critic?" 

" She hated the critic, or she thought she did." 

There was a long silence. 

" Did she take her revenge upon him— in your tale?" 
His tone was chilly with assumed indifference. 

"She meant to. but " 

"Tell me." 

" When she met him she didn't know that he • was the 
critic." •' 

"And he fell in love with her." 

"He said so." ' 

" Did she like him — Agnes?'' His face was still cold, 
but his voice was almost fierce in its eagerness. 

" In the story she did." 

"But when he told her that he was the critic?'; 

" I didn't say that he told her." 

" But he did, didn't he?" 

"Yes — in the story." 

"So she bated him?" 

"Y — es^not exactly — I don't know.'.' Her hands kept 
opening and closing aimlessly. , 1 

"Anyhow, she resolved upon revenge?" 

"Yes; a sort of revenge. " y 

"A sort of revenge ! " She shrunk and quivered at the 
scorn in her voice. 

"You should read the story," she pleaded. 

" My God ! " he cried, . " do I not know it?" 

" No, " she answered firmly , " you do not know it. " 

"Then I should like to hear." But she knew that he 
had hardened his heart. 

" Well, she resolved to let hini go on liking her " 

" A sort of revenge ! " ; 

" She made herself as attractive as she could. She 
wasn't very pretty, you know; merely a- 'small, pale, big- 
eyed'- " 

"For God's sake !." hecried, fiercely and hoarsely. 

" Well, somehow, she made him like her; and she^ — " 

"Hated him all the time?" 
. "No — o — not altogether— in the tale." 

" Then he proposed to her?" 
i "Yes, he proposed to her." 

"Lamely enough, but: earnestly." There was the rage 
of a caged animal underneath his quiet voice. 
• " O, no ! Not lamely at all; honestly, and manfully, and 
lovingly. He was a splendid character — in. the tale." It 
was strange that he could not read the hero-worship in 
her tone. 

" But she thought he wasn't ? " 

"No. She thought he was. She knew he was." She 
tied her handkerchief tremblingly in knots. 

"Agnes! You are trying to play me. I do not under- 
stand." . 

"No," she said, passionately, looking up at him with 
white, drawn face and quivering lips, and eyes full of pain: 
"you do not understand. He did not understand." 

"Did she not refuse him? Did she not tell him that the 
criticism had nearly broken her heart? Did she not tell 
him that she had resolved to take the bitterest revenge 
that a -woman could take? Did she not tell him that she 
had studied his books to find the ways that attracted him 
most, to make him care for her? Did she not tell him 
that she had meant him to propose that she might refuse 
him? Did she not say that she wanted him to care for her 
all the rest of his life?" He stood up and towered over 
her like an accusing angel. 

"Yes," she said with a sob. "But " 

"But! There is no 'but' to excuse such conduct as 
that!" 



" Ah, but she had a lot more to say if he would have 
heard her. But he cursed her and went away — in the 
tale!" 

"Agnes ! " She sobbed uncontrolledly behind her hand- 
kerchief. "Agnes, f.ir mercy sake tell me what would she 
have told him if he had not gone." 

She looked up with a tear-stained face. 

"She would have told him," she said, steadying her voice 
bravely and laying her finger tips upon his arm, "that he 
had conquered her passion and her wickedness; that she 
had found out how great and strong and kind he was " 

"Agnes, little Agnes ! Would she have told him that 
she loved him?" 

" I — I — don't know. The — the tale stops." 

" But our tale, dear?" There was something in his 
voice that was past describing. 

Then she looked up at him, with eyes brimming over, 
and whispered a word so brokenly that he could scarcely 
hear. But he took her in his arms and held her as close 
as could be, and she tried to nestle closer. 

"O, Aggie, Aggie," he cried. "I ought to have known 
—a woman's mercy." 

She lifted a flushed, happy face and threw a pair of 
slim, wilful arms round his neck. "No," she whispered, 
"my dear, dear boy. A woman's love!" — Black and 
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January 7, 1899. 



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AN AFTERNOON WITH PADEREWSKI. 



DO you know the Brighton Pavilion — that monument of 
perverted taste and corrupt morals? It is a fear- 
some kind of palace, with its Moorish domes, its prepos- 
terous minarets, and its strange windows! 

The grounds in which it stands, hard by the sea, in the 
most fashionable of English watering places, are full of 
memories of "The First Gentleman in Europe" and his 
feminine favorites. Nowadays, the Pavilion is seldom if 
ever used by royalty, while the adjoining grounds have 
been converted into a plaisaunce for the populace. 

Pacing the entrance to the palace is a larger structure, 
of the same pattern, called the Dome. There the Brighton- 
ians do a great deal of their dancing, and flock from time 
to time to a concert or a lecture. In the twilight, on a 
December afternoon, when the electric lights have been 
turned on and the trees are waving their bare arms in the 
fog-laden air, the Dome looks fantastic, if not exactly 
beautiful. 

As I wandered round about the queer old place the 
other day, marvelling at the anachronisms it suggested, I 
heard music. The strains of an orchestra fell on my ear, 
and then the sound of a piano touched by a master's hand. 
The crashing of chords and the ripple of fairy arpeggios 
came to me one after the other, softened by distance. I 
drew nearer and listened. Who could the pianist be? 

It was Paderewski. I might have known it. And 
presently, as I peered through the artists' entrance to 
the building, I saw the well-known fioure issue from a 
door at the top of some stairs, only to return to the plat- 
form in answer to a tumult of applause. Then came the 
inevitable encores, and more applause, more coming and 
going of the performer, more music. At last Paderewski 
left the Dome, jumped into a closed carriage, and was 
whirled away. 

Next day I lunched with him at the Hanover — one of the 
few London restaurants which will bear comparison with 
Delmonico's. 

Paderewski played host; and very charmingly he filled 
the part. He is even more graceful at the head of a table 
than at the piano or in a drawing-room. And as a racon- 
teur he has few equals. 

Has he changed ? 

Well — he is a trifle less emaciated than when we saw 
him in New York. But his face has the same expression, 
the same subtlety and refinement; his eyes are as intelli- 
gent; and his hands 

Where in the name of heaven did that story about his 
having lost two fingers originate? My first glance went, 
instinctively, to his hands. They were as long, as thin, 
as white, as delicately shaped, as ever. The hands of a 
more refined Aramis, with tapering tips and nails as care- 
fully trimmed as a "society beauty's." And none of the 

fingers are missing. As for the wrists . If you could 

only see them at work you would know that they have 
gained rather than lost in power. They have not, per- 
haps, the terrific, overwhelming force of Rubenstein's, or 
the meaningless energy of Mme. Jaell's, but they are as 
wrists of steel. Steel tempered with poetry. 

"Ah, those stories!" sighed the pianist, with a smile. 
"Who invents them, I wonder?" 

Then, as he pressed me to try some more of the hot- 
house grapes, he added: 

"And they have accused me of inventing them myself. 
First, I had lost two fingers. Next, I was paralyzed. And 
next, I had gone out of my mind ! " 

The remembrance of the falsehoods concerning him 
which had crept into the papers and gone circling round 
the world excited no anger in him. Only surprise and a 
kind of sadness. 

"As a matter of fact," said he, stirring his demi-tasse, 
" I have never had anything the matter with me beyond 
a little fatigue. My hands are stronger than two years 
ago, not weaker, and at Brighton, as you may know, I 
got through an unusually long programme." 

So much for the fingers. Now as to the hair. 

Not very long ago it was rumored that the pianist had 
shorn his locks. That also was an invention — I had almost 
said a libel — of the newspapers. The golden mane to 
which innumerable women in innumerable countries have 
paid homage, is still worn in the familiar way. At most 



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it is. maybe, a quarter of an inch shorter. Otherwise it 
is unchanged 

And Paderewski still clings to his favorite tie — a droop- 
ing, dainty, loose arrangement in white silk, exceedingly 

well suited to the man. 

As to his plans. 

"I shall give a few more recitals in England," said he. 
"Later on I shall make an extended tour of a few months 
in Russia and Poland. And next August or thereab >uts. 
I may re-visit America. Nothing is quite settled yet. 
But I think it is more than probable that you will see me 
towards autumn in New York." 

"Is it true," I asked, "that the $10,000 you entrusted 
to the Steinway committee for prize purposes have been 
lost?" 

"I hope not," he answered. "Mr. Steinway's affairs 
seem to have been rather tangled by his death. But I have 
no reason to suppose that the money is gone. In any case 
I feel that I am responsible to America for the amount. 
In recognition of that fact, I shall see that the prize ex- 
aminations open exactly as promised." 

"Have you been composing much lately?" 

"Yes, I have been hard at work on aiy first opera. I 
did a great deal to it when I was in Switzerland — at a 
little place I own near Lucerne — a few months ago. But, 
alas, my librettist has deserted me, and I don't know when 
the work will be finished. 

"It is a romantic opera, in three acts, based on a gypsy 
theme. The hero is a czigany, who falls in love with a 
civilized white woman, and who leaves her to go back to 
his own people. Roughly, the opera might be said to illus- 
trate the truth that we cannot really change our nation- 
ality. I have virtually composed the music twice over — 
making frequent changes in the general form and details 
of the music, to fit the changes which I have suggested to 
my librettist. The book, by-the-by, has been written in 
German. Two and a half of the three acts are now ready. 
When ihelast half act will be done, who knows? It is so 
difficult to compose amid a rush of engagements. The 
more I think of it, the more convinced I become that it is 
impossible to be both a composer and an interpreter of 
music satisfactorily." 

"Where will the opera be produced?" 

"Oh, first of all, I think, at Warsaw. But I shall have 
no difficulty in having it played elsewhere. No. I have 
made no arrangements so far for its production in 
America." 

Liqueurs were served. 

And then the pianist fell to questioning me about the 
friends he had made during his sensational visit to the 
United States. He had forgotten nobody. One after 
another this artist and that journalist were taken up, dis- 
cussed and analyzed. . 

In the circumstances it might not have seemed strange 
if Paderewski had risked a few epigrams at the expense 
of the absent. But, with the tact which is so eminently 
characteristic of everything he does, he avoided saying so 
much as a word that might have been construed into a 
sneer or an irony. 

Then up spoke Hugo Gorlitz, who is still managing for 
the great artist. 

"M. Paderewski, you have another engagement." 

"Ah, yes," sighed the pianist. 

And, with a smile of unspeakable suavity, he said good- 
bye. — The Criterion. 

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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



January 7, 1898. 




THE season is not ■' pan- 
ning out'' to equal ex- 
pectations formed at its opening, and, in comparison with 
last year, may be termed dull. Aside from the regular 
Club dances, that form of amusement is not largely in- 
dulged in. Teas are by no means plentiful; dinners and 
luncheons are few and far between; then, too, politics still 
occupy the masculine mind, and the ladies have felt that, 
until the Senatorial tight is derided, the men were not to 
be expected to feel much interest in other affairs. How- 
ever, there is plenty of time yet, the holiday rush is over, 
and the generous downpour of rain, which ushered in the 
New Year, has made every one feel so joyful that great 
things may still eventuate. In fact, the ball to be given 
by Mrs. J. D. Spreckels on Monday night, the Cinderella 
dance on Wednesday night, and the meetings of the Friday 
Portnightlies and Saturday Fortnightly Clubs on their re- 
spective nights indicate that our young society will not 
lack for terpsichorean exercise next week. 

" Good-bye to the old year and hail to the new " was 
the idea which was appropriately celebrated by Mrs. W. 
P. Morgan last Saturday evening, when she entertained 
a number of her friends at dinner, followed by a little 
dance, at her residence on Clay street. Pink was the 
prevailing hue of the decorations, those of the table being 
especially unique and pretty. Besides Mr. and Mrs. Mor- 
gan and their daughters those at dinner were Mr. and 
Mrs. Goodwin, who were guests of honor on this occasion, 
Col. and Mrs. O. F. Long, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Buck bee, 
Miss Daisy Van Ness, Miss Lillian Follis, Dr. Herbert 
Carolan, and Messrs. Drown, Gaylord, and Holbrook. 

The present week opened with a sumptuous dinner given 
by Mrs. Claus Spreckels at her magnificent mansion on 
Van Ness avenue. It was the first entertainment in the 
new abode, and twenty guests enjoyed an elaborate menu, 
the decorations being appropriate to the season. The 
next function of Mr. and Mrs. Spreckels will likely be the 
ball in honor of their granddaughters, the Misses Grace 
and Lilly Spreckels, and over which their acquaintances 
are on tiptoe of expectation. 

Last evening the Friday Night Cotillion Club had their 
third dance of the season at Native Sons' Hall, and the 
Cotillion Club of '99 met at the Sherman Clay Hall. It 
was rather unfortunate that the weather was so unpropi- 
tious for the races at B'lingham on Monday last, yet in 
spite of the ram and wind and chilly air, the festivities be- 
gan as per programme and were witnessed by a large 
crowd of admiring friends. The polo game was, however, 
omitted, there being too much mud for a successful con- 
test, but the several pony races were accomplished facts, 
the winners being Charles Dunphy for No. 1, Joe Tobin No. 
2, Will Page No. 3, Henry Poett No. 4, and Fred McNear 
No. 5. After refreshments the prizes were presented to 
the several winners, and then there was an aniseed hunt 
over the hills, which terminated the sports of the day to 
the satisfaction of all who took part. 

The Clubs have come out strong as entertainers of late. 
The Century Club had a Christmas tree gathering, which 
was hugely enjoyed; the Philomath Club inaugurated 
their new quarters on Bush and Van Ness with a musicalj 
reception which was largely attended; the decorations ofj 
palms, red berries, flowers and ribbons were very artistic, 
and light refreshments were served by a bevy of pretty 
"maidens. The Union Pacific Club gave a dinner, as did 
also the Corinthian Yacht Club, their annual dinner taking 
place at Tiburon last Monday, and the festivities of the 
Concordia and San Francisco Verein were both elaborate 
and delightful affairs. 



Oakland has also been the scene of a pretty wedding, 
which took place at St. Paul's Church; Miss Agnes Bor- 
land and Walter Hart were the bride and groom, and the 
Rev. Robert Ritchie was the officiating clergyman. The 
bride was attended by Miss Ethel Olney as maid of honor, 
Florence Gardner, Edna Wickson, and Helen Lathrop as 
bridesmaids. Professor William Arms supported the groom 
as btst man. The church, which was beautifully decorated, 
with Christmas foliage and flowers, was filled with a large 
and fashionable assemblage of guests. 

Among engagements recently made public are those of 
Miss Jenny Dunn to Henry F. Dutton; Miss Anna Land- 
strom to Professor W. J. B Osterhaut of the University 
of California; Miss Isabelle Hutchinson to W. B. Pringle, 
both well-known members of Oakland's swim, and Miss 
Helen Wilson to David Miner, with the wedding to take 
place the last week in February. 

Tuesday, January 17th, is the date set for the wedding 
of Miss Mattie Davis and Jessie Neubauer and Thursday, 
the 19th, for that of Miss Clemmie Kip and Dr. Edie. It 
will take place at "high noon," at Grace Church. 

News comes from New York of the engagement of Miss 
Virginia Fair (Birdie, as her old friends here love to call 
her), to young W. K. Vanderbilt, which has caused many 
congratulations to be sent across the continent. Another 
item from Gotham announces the social debut of the Misses 
Rutherford at a musical tea given by their mother, Mrs. 
George Crocker, at the Hotel Astoria last Wednesday 
evening. 

The Rev. John Hemphill left for New York last week to 
meet Mrs. Daniel, nee Mamie Coghill, who has, after all, 
made up her mind to leave her beloved London and pay a 
visit to her old home, San Francisco, its duration to be de- 
cided upon her arrival here. 

Miss Cora Smedburg is back again after a prolonged 
visit to friends in the East; Dr. and Mrs. J. V. D. Middle- 
ton leave in a few days for a visit to Washington. D. C, 
and anticipate an absence of\ several weeks. The H. L. 
Van Wycks are off for an extended visit- to Europe, and 
the steamer of the 11th will carry away Mr. and Mrs. 
Robert Bruce and Miss Bertha for a passear to Honolulu. 

The consecration of the Rev. W. H. Moreland as Bishnp 
of Sacramento will take place at St. Luke's Church on the 
25th. It is expected that nine Bishops will assist in the 
ceremonial. In the evening Bishnp Nichols will hold a re- 
ception at the Occidental Hotel, and will be assisted in re- 
ceiving by Bishop and Mrs. Moreland. 

The wedding of Miss Murial Atherton and Albert Rus- 
sell took place amid lovely floral surroundings at the resi- 
dence of the bride's aunt, Mrs. E. L. Eyre, on Buchanan 
street, on Wednesday evening; the Reverend Father Ramm 
tied the nuptial knot in the presence of relatives. There 
were but few friends present, owing to the recent bereave- 
ment in the bride's family. Miss Frances Moore officiated 
as maid of honor and Ed Sheldon as best man. 

The engagement is announced of Miss Jane Dunn and 
Mr. Henry Foster Dutton. 

On Thursday the wedding of Miss Lucie Cahen and Louis 
Stern took place at the Palace Hotel. 

The engagement is announced of Miss Bessie Stanford, 
daughter of Jerome B. Stanford, to Horbet C. Babin, son 
of Laudry C. Babin. 

The San Francisco Verein gave quite a unique enter- 
tainment to their members on New Year's Eve. A, full 
house greeted the olay, A Pair of Pants, which was the 
work of one of its members — Mr. Irvin J. Weil, and judging 
from its length jt might well have been termed "a pair of 
knickerbockers," for it was indeed quite short. '" The 
young playwright deserveswcouragement and should try 
again. Miss Toosey Wangenheim and "Miss Alice Greene- 
baum in th^e^dang^qi^^c^Vtejct |hemseives. quite.cred- 
tably. Other "numbers "on "the programme Tnclud&l a 
monologue in German by Dr. Jellinek. The performance 
was followed by a ball, the feature of which wasi the 
numerous elegant toilets of the ladies, notably those ;of 
Miss Amy Ehrman and Miss Nellie Joseph. Mr. Albert 
Ehrman, as floor manager, saw that "joy was unconfined," 
and dancing lasted until the "we sma' hours of the morn." 

I HE . i 



January 7, iSyg 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER 



19 



On Saturday evening the Concordia Club celebrated the 
pisMug away of the old year by a jjrand ball, which was 
preceded by the production of an operetta entitled. Tht 
R»yi)t Bluff. For almost tw > hours the audience laughed 
un'l ipolauded one of the best performances ever given at 
the Concordia Club. That is saving a great deal, for the 
e -.turne and stage effects would be hard to excel any- 
where. At times the acting and singing approached that 
of professionals. Miss Hilda Rosener in the leading rule 
made a decided hit, while Milton Bremer carried off the 
homrs of the evening in the star part. The Misses Simon 
were quite clever, and their singing called forth more than 
the ordinary praise. Sam Jacobi, in his inimitable funny 
acts and songs, was the recipient of many encores. 

A dance by eight young ladies at the beginning of the 
second act was a feature of the play; while the work of 
the chorus, especially the opening Cobblers' Chorus, was by 
far the strongest and most beautiful bit of stage work of 
the operetta. Not enough praise can be lavished upon 
the committee, and especially Mr. Lask, under whose im- 
mediate supervision all the rehearsals and play were pro- 
duced. At the close of the performance dancing was in- 
dulged in until quite late. The attendance was in the 
neighborhood of four hundred. 

On Thursday, at noon, Mr. Louis Stern and Miss Lucie 
Cahen were married. The wedding was an extremely 
quiet affair, only the very intimate friends of both parties 
b<?ing present. Mr. and Mrs. Stern will reside in New 
York. 

To-night Miss Norma Bachman gives a large dinner 
party, which will be followed by a dance. 

Miss Clara Hellman has issued invitations to dinner for 
Tuesday of next week. The Misses Hellman, of Los An- 
geles, who are visiting here, are to be the honored guests. 

On Wednesday evening Miss Edith Esberg entertained 
a number of friends at a dinner at her home on Pacific 
Avenue. 



Mr. and Mrs. Louis Schwabacher have announced the 
engagement of their daughter, Minnie Louise, to Mr. Al- 
bert L. Ehrman. The young lady is most accomplished 
and quite charming. Mr. Ehrman is the son of Meyer L. 
Ehrman, and is well connected socially and in business 
circles. 

THE TRUANT CLOUD— w. tiler olcott, in oood housekeeping- 

A tiny wee bit of a cloud one night 

Stole out from its drowsy nest. 

Deep in the lair of the winds that sleep 

Far down in the purple west ; 

And as it peacefully sailed along, 

Its heart was light and free, 

And it felt as proud as the largest cloud 

That sails on the silent sea. 

It sped 'cross the waters ot starlight land, 

Par out on the shades of night, 

Hovering over the earth below, 

A night bird with wings of white; 

Until it spied in the offing far 

The moon-ship's silver sails, 

Where the waves of night are of purest white 

And shimmering starlight pales. 

This tiny wee bit of a mountain's veil 
Was vain, as it said in glee, 
" Now will I humble this radiant one — 
It shall look on none but me 1" 

And drifting across the moon's pale lace, 
A moment rested there ; 
For.the breath of day blew.it.far away 
In the depths of the boundless air. 



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Andes Silver Mining Company. 



Location of principal place of business— San Francisco, Cal. Location 
of works— Virginia City, Storey County, Nevada. 

Notice is hereby given that at a meeting of the Board of Directors, held 
on the 19th day of December. 1898, an assessment, No. 47, of Five cents 
(& cts.) per share was levied upon the capital stock of the corporation, 
payable Immediately in United States gold coin to the Secretary, at the 
office of the company, rooms 20-22, Nevada Block, 309 Montgomery street, 
San Francisco, Cal. 

Any stock upon which this assessment shall remain unpaid on the 

24th DAY OF JANUARY, 1899, 
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together with the cost of advertising and expenses of sale. By order of 
the Board of Directors. 

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ASSESSMENT NOTICE. 

Savage Mining Company. 

Assessment No 97 

Amount per Share :' 10 cents 

Levied January 3, 1889 

Delinquent in Offloe '.. February 6, 1899 

Day of Sale of Delinquent Stock February 27, 1899 

E. B. HOLMES, Secretary. 
Office: Room 50, Nevada Block, 309 Montgomery street, S. F., Cal. 

ASSESSMENT NOTICE. 

Chollar Mining Company. 

Assessment ■■■ No 48 

Amount per share . '.- 10 cents 

Levied ....December 24, 1899 

Delinquent In office January 26, 181 9 

Day of Sale of Delinquent Stock Februaiy 16. 1899 

CHAS. E. ELLIOT, Seoretary. 
Office : Room 79, Nevada Block, 309 Montgomery street, S. F., Cal, 

ASSESSMENT NOTICE. 

Julia Consolidated Mining Company. 

Assessment „ No 29 

Amount per share ; 3 cents 

Levied. , December 12, 1899 

Delinquent in office .January 18. 1899 

Day of Sale of Delinquent Stock . ; February 9. 1890 

J, STADTFELD JR., Secretary. 
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ESTABLISHMENT of a chair of Forestry at the Uni- 
versity of California, such as is proposed by the Board 
of Trade, is a necessity. Preservation of our native for- 
ests will soon be a vital question in this State. 

IT is evident that William M. Stewart is to have some 
difficulty in securing election to the United States Sen- 
ate from the borough of Nevada. There is developed a 
very determined effort to combat the old gentleman's am- 
bition, and Francis G. Newlands is making a hard fight to 
succeed the great silver apostle. 

CAPTAIN Hooper of the revenue cutter McCulloch 
returned this week from the Philippines, and says that 
Admiral Dewey will not return home by way of San Fran- 
cisco, preferring rather the voyage via Suez canal. This 
determination is regrettable because Californians yield to 
none in their admiration for the hero of Manila whose 
firmness, fairness and delightful modesty commend him to 
eighty million American freemen as a model sailor and 
fighter. California would like to show the great admiral 
just what they do think of the first man in the United 
States Navy. 

THE fact that Martin Kelly is trying to work up oppo- 
sition to the ratification of the new charter in the 
Legislature should bring to the support of that instru- 
ment every legislator who chooses honesty rather than 
dishonesty. Kelly stands for nearly everything that is 
evil in politics. It is an excellent thing to set down as 
utterly bad any measure that he favors, and to endorse 
any course he opposes. Kelly's fetid presence at Sacra- 
mento, and his attempt to influence gentlemen in any 
direction is an insult to every representative of the people 
who entertains the least feeling of self-respect. 

THE very interesting and always reliable report of 
precious metals produced in the States and Territories 
west of the Missouri, including British Columbia and North- 
west territory, issued annually by Wells Fargo & Company, 
is just out for the last year. The statement is notable in 
that it shows that the product for 1898 was by far the 
largest reported at any time, amounting to $78,461,202 in 
gold. The total output for the world was in exact figures 
$280,000,000. The increase for the year is credited as 
follows: South Africa $25,000,000, British possessions of 
the northwest $6,000,000, Australasia $6,000,000, and the 
United States, $3,000,000. 



FRESS dispatches bring definite information of the cun- 
ning hand of Germany looming behind the slippery 
face of Aguinaldo and his revolutionary followers. The 
annoying interference of German warships in Manila har- 
bor has been bitterly complained of ever since American 
interests became paramount in the Philippines; and it is 
altogether likely, had a less firm and diplomatic man than 
Admiral Dewey been in command, that serious complica- 
tions would have resulted. As it is, it is hardly likely that 
the interested interference of Germany will create more 
than temporary friction. 



IT is said in the press dispatch that the North Atlantic 
Squadron will assemble under Rear Admiral Sampson 
in West Indian waters for "moral effect," ard for the 
further purpose of attaching the Texas and Brooklyn to 
his command. As to the Texas and Brooklyn the 
manoeuvre is all right; but if the West Indies 
have not already taken aboard about all the moral effect 
they can masticate in the next twenty years, the second 
visit of the Rear Admiral will not be likely to materially 
aid their digestion. 

GENERAL SHAFTER will shortly arrive here to take 
charge of this military department, and he will be 
warmly welcomed by his army associates no less than by 
that large circle of citizens in civil life whose acquaintance 
the General made during his long residence on the Pacific 
Coast. The General always was deservedly popular on 
this coast, and his recent achievements have added to the 
esteem and admiration entertained for him in the Depart- 
ment of the Pacific. 



THERE is no longer any question of bountiful crops in 
California this year. The recent storm has visited 
every part of the Coast from the Oregon boundary to 
lower California, and the coast line clear across the State. 
The fall of snow has been generous also, so that a vast 
storage of water in the mountains for use in the mining 
districts is assured. Present indications point with cer- 
tainty to a most prosperous year in every material field of 
production throughout California. 

THE California State Board of Trade held its regular 
monthly meeting last Tuesday, and endorsed the bill 
now pending in Congress, which provides for the " pre- 
vention of adulteration, mis- branding, and imitation of 
foods, beverages, candies, drugs, and condiments in the 
several States and territories, and for regulating inter- 
State traffic therein." This is an important bill, and every 
effort should be made to secure its passage. Such a meas- 
ure would be a powerful assistant to the efforts of the city 
Board of Health. With a general law, backed up by vig- 
orous local attention, the cause of pure food will have 
gained a long step toward complete victory. 

FOR some time the Government has suspected that 
large numbers of immigrants, under the pretense of 
going to Canada, have been able to get into the United 
States, where they have remained. An investigation has 
just been made by Commissioner Powderly and the fact of 
such evasion of immigration law fully established. The 
further fact was developed that an organization exists in 
Marseilles whose sole object is to obtain unlawful entrance 
into this country. The aliens are provided with transpor- 
tation tickets, which show that they are bound for Canada. 
They arrive at New York and declare their intention to 
proceed to their destination on the other side of the 
northern boundary. The immigration officers have here- 
tofore permitted them to pass in. Acting under instruc- 
tions from Commissioner Powderly the inspectors at New 
York recently followed up some suspected cases, with the 
result that it was found that they sold their tickets and 
stayed in New York. Upon discovering this the depart- 
ment at once made a rule authorizing the various immigra- 
tion commissioners to refuse admission to foreigners bound 
for Canadian points where it is believed that the spirit of 
the law was being violated. Under this ruling the de- 
partment has just ordered the deportation of twenty-seven 
Syrians who came to this country from Marseilles ostensibly 
destined for Canada. 



January 14, 1899. 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



CONSIDERING THE PEACE TREATY. 

TH E fate of the Paris peace treaty in the Senate is by 
□o means certain. Senators are leisurely but earnestly 
considering at the rate of one speech a day, so thai bi me 
time must elapse before the dual roll call is had. In view 
of the marvelous depai lure it is from the principles and 
policy hitherto held sacred in American eyes, Senators are 
fully justified in endeavoriug to rise to the importance and 
dignity of the occasion, and in passing upon the subject 
matter with as deliberate a judgment as the human mind 
is capable of. So that a right decision is arrived at in the 
end, it matters but little how much time is consumed in 
reaching it. George F. Hoar, the Senior Senator from 
Massachusetts, has set a good example in approaching the 
question with befitting seriousness and with all the ability 
and learning of which he is possessed, which is saying not 
a little, for be is to-day probably the ablest and most 
scholarly man in the Senate. His great fault hitherto has 
been his extreme partisanship. It has been true of him, 
as was said of a greater man, that "he has given up to 
party that which was intended for mankind." Up to a 
week ago, the best journals of the East predicted that he 
would at the last moment find a way to get around his 
scruples and vote for the treaty, just as he did in the case 
of Hawaii. He was opposed then, as he is now, to taking 
foreign possessions incapable of self-government, but was 
induced to make an exception of Hawaii because it was 
already Americanized, and might be needed as a defensive 
outpost. He has at last, however, proven firmer to his 
convictions than his record led his friends and constituents 
to expect. That it cost him a severe struggle to break 
with the administration and his party on a question of the 
first magnitude, we can well believe. Indeed, he himself 
is at pains to assure the country that it did. In these re- 
markable words he addressed the Senate: "I am one of 
those men who believe that little that is great, or good, 
or permanent, for a free people, can be accom plished with- 
out the instrumentality of party. And I have believed 
religiously and from my soul, for half a century, in the 
great doctrines and principles of the Republican party. 
I stood in an humble capacity by its cradle. I do not 
mean, if I can help it, to follow its hearse. I am sure I 
render it a service; I am sure I help to protect and pro- 
long the life of that great organization, if I can say or do 
anything to keep it from forsaking the great principles 
and doctrines in which alone it must live or bear no life." 
There is no mistaking the earnestness and sincerity of the 
man. 

In view of the exalted stand taken by Senators Hoar, 
Hale, Mason, and other Eepublican stalwarts, there 
would appear to be grave danger of the peace treaty be- 
ing sent back to the President for revision. It may be 
fairly assumed that all those who were opposed to the an- 
nexation of Hawaii are still opposed to foreign and dis- 
tant acquisitions. The case in favor of Hawaii was far 
stronger than that of the Philippines. If they could not 
approve of the one, there is for them no ground upon 
which th^y can sanction the other. If they do not, the 
peace treaty must certainly fail. They were numerous 
enough to defeat the Hawaiian treaty, and, of course, if 
they remain stanch to their professed principles, they can 
do the same thing with the treaty that proposes to take 
in more distant and more dangerous possessions. Besides, 
as we have seen, they will be joined by four or five Sen- 
ators who were not with them on the previous occasion. 
William Jennings Bryan, though vehemently opposed to 
foreign possessions, advises the ratification of the treaty 
now, and the fighting of expansion afterwards. Senators, 
being more practical politicians than he, see that it takes 
only a one-third vote to defeat expansion in the treaty, 
and that they have an advantage in fighting it there. It 
is said that a peace treaty has never yet failed of ratifica- 
tion in the Senate, but the Paris document is much more 
than a peace treaty. It provides for distant territorial 
acquisition by conquest, and that is so entirely new to 
American policy that it is fitting that it should be consid- 
ered in the first form in which it presents itself. Peace is 
assured in any case. Spain has bowed to the inevitable, 
and probably would not relinquish her $20,000,000 and take 
back the Philippines. The treaty raises questions of do- 
mestic policy, before which the mere formal declaration of 



a peace already existing sinks into insignificance. The 
rejection of the treaty, on annexation grounds, would 
leave matters all the more peacefully right where they are 
at the present moment. 

Uut if the treaty be rejected, what comes of the hopes 
anil expectations of the Pacific Coast in regard to an in- 
creased trade with the Philippines? It is upon that our 
people have set their hearts. Great national considera- 
tions are all very well, but, in their eyes, the expansion of 
trade on this ocean is a much more important matter. 
Very well. It then follows that their interest lies in the 
defeat of the treaty, because, among other things, it pro- 
vides for the "open door" in the Philippines, which would 
leave us in respect of trade advantages just where we are 
now. Get rid of the treaty, set up a Filipino government 
under American protection, and then we could negotiate 
a reciprocity treaty that would give us everything 
that the Paris document denies us. Moreover, we could 
then exclude the Chinese, and other cheap laborers of the 
Philippines, from our shores, which we certainly cannot do 
if we assume sovereignty, under the Paris treaty, over 
those unhealthy, turbulent, and hard to be managed 
islands. As matters stand, it is proposed that we shall 
incur untold expenses, and unmeasured responsibility, 
without any return. By adhering to our own Declaration 
of Independence, and controlling the islands by, with, and 
through "the consent of the governed," we can escape 
responsibility, foreign complications, and the cost of an 
army of occupation, and at the same time acquire trade 
advantages that will certainly not come to us through the 
Paris treaty. Heretofore we have looked upon this whole 
matter in a very inexact and loose way. To settle it 
aright our people need to take hold of it, and examine it 
at close range. 

To Turn The The various organizations of women 
Mormon Out. throughout our Eastern States are mov- 
ing heaven and earth to have the newly 
elected Congressman from Utah denied a seat in the 
House of Representatives, on the ground that he is a 
polygamist. The opinion has been obtained from ex- 
Senator Edmunds that he cannot be refused admission in 
the first instance, but that he can be expelled afterwards, 
as Congress is the sole judge of the qualifications, or dis- 
qualifications, of its own members. Of course polygamy 
is practically bigamy and therefore contrary to the law of 
the land. It is also a violation of the fundamental law 
under which Utah was admitted to Statehood. A law 
breaker should not be a law maker. So far so good, but 
there is another side to a number of cases, of which that 
of Congressman Roberts is typical, and' it is well to ex- 
amine it. The Congressman, in a published interview, 
does not deny that he has three wives, but claims that he 
married them before polygamy was declared illegal in 
Utah, and that therefore his case does not come within 
the scope and meaning of the later legislation. Congress 
can enact no ex post facto laws and could not vitiate 
marriages that were not under the ban of the law when 
they were entered upon. What it could do, and what it 
did do, was to estop future plural marriages. It could 
regulate the future but not the past. Prom the admission 
of Utah until now it is said that no second marriage has 
been permitted by the church or practised by the people, 
and that polygamy will altogether cease and determine 
with the older generation now rapidly passing away. The 
Congressman elect says that his wives are happy and con- 
tented, and respected alike by Mormon and gentile; that 
they have families to whom they are attached, and who 
are attached to them. He "would be Jess than a man and 
worse than a dog," he says, if he were to abandon such 
households. There is enough in all that to give pause to 
the agitation now being so vehemently pushed. The wo- 
men of the land very properly won their fight against 
polygamy, and with that may well rest content. They 
should remember that they have sisters already in poly- 
gamy whose second condition may easily be rendered 
worse than the first. Besides, they may stir up more 
than they bargained for. Congressman Breckenridge 
was not expelled. Nor were a score of other found-out 
reprobates. Social ostracism has been considered their 
sufficient punishment. The whole subject matter should 
be allowed to rest at that. 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



January 14, 1899. 



The Debtor Efforts now being made by the men who 
Law. sell meat and groceries in San Francisco to 

protect themselves from the professional 
dead-beats, by the enactment of amendments to the pres- 
ent debtor law, are being met by the press with a howl of 
derision and expressions of horror. Lengthy interviews 
with many persons and the cry that such amendments as 
proposed would be a step backward, a revival of the old 
blue laws, the dark ages, and all such rot, are poured out; 
and one would imagine that these trades people, who are 
simply endeavoring to obtain protection that is just, but 
under present application of the statutes utterly im- 
possible, are trying to oppress the poor but honest con- 
sumer and proclaim California a State of barbarians. 
Nothing could be further from the actual every-day truth. 
As the laws now stand, it is as impossible to collect an 
honest bill from a man who is not honest as it would be to 
find a white crow. Every merchant who has been in busi- 
ness here understands this fact, to his disheartening cost. 
As the laws are now administered, a man may have his 
pockets filled with coin, he may be earning a fine, steady 
income, and yet he can laugh at the small butcher in the 
next block who sold him meat, or snap his fingers in the 
face of the struggling comer groceryman who trusted 
him for coffee, butter and cheese. The proposed amend- 
ments to the debtor law would change all this, would pro- 
tect the tradesman, would protect every honest man who 
deals with him, and would compel the man who can pay 
but will not, to meet his obligations or go to jail. Men 
are sent to jail every day for fraud and for taking things 
that do not belong to them. The class of men who would 
be affected by the proposed amendments are no better 
than the man who steals. They obtain goods under false 
pretenses — tbey pretend to be honest, and yet are per- 
sistently and intentionally dishonest. 

We hear no outcry against the law which sends a man 
to jail for failure to pay alimony upon decree of court to 
the woman from whom he has been divorced? Upon 
a fair showing no Judge sends an ex-husband to prison for 
failure to comply with an impossible order. The parallel 
under the proposed law is precise. 

A reading of the proposed amendment leaves no possible 
doubt of its intent. Not one of its provisions would touch 
a man who cannot pay his bills; he is safe-guarded by 
every wise protection from an unreasonable creditor. The 
amendments were not drawn by a Shylock eager for his 
pound of flesh, but by men who realized that sometimes 
those who owe them honestly cannot pay one farthing of 
their indebtedness. To such the proposed enactment 
would have no terrors, for a full showing of facts (and 
every provision has been made for briuging them out) 
must be made before the order of the court would send a 
man to jail or molest his freedom. After it had been 
shown to the certain satisfaction of the court that the 
debtor was able to pay but wilfully evaded settlement in 
any one of several ways, to be determined by the court, 
then he would be sent to jail, permitting his release at any 
time upon the acceptance of reasonable conditions. The 
operation of the amendment would not be onerous. Under 
it debts could be liquidated in small weekly or monthly pay- 
ments, or as might otherwise be agreed upon between the 
debtor and the creditor. 

The argument made, that the dealer is the judge of his 
customers, is true, but the business of the world is con- 
ducted on credit. Curtail commerce to a cash basis and 
the wheels would cease their revolutions. Credit is abso- 
lutely necessary. That the butcher or grocer whs trusts 
an apparently honest man, and takes his word for obliga- 
tion, should be condemned for acts that frequently relieve 
temporary necessity, is ridiculous. No man gives credit 
without the expectation of payment, and he employs every 
reasonable caution to learn the responsibility of bis cus- 
tomer; and often as a kindness gives the person the benelt 
of the doubt. In this proposed measure he simply asks 
that whoever, having the ability to pay, owes him money 
and refuses to settle, shall be made to do so. 

The amendment asked for is a just one, and its enforce- 
ment would be an excellent relief to the merchant, and a 
compelling incentive to honesty to those who systemat- 
ically avoid the. payment of their just debts. The measure 
should become law, but it will never pass. There are too 
many lawyers in and out of the Legislature Those withers 



would be wrung by its grasp, and too many newspapers 
howling for a little cheap favor in the eye and mind of the 
unthinking, to permit any such thing. All the same, it is 
just. 

Tho Pool-room There is no gainsaying the fact that San 
Plague. Francisco is cursed with more plagues 

than those which fell upon poor, be- 
nighted Egypt. The pool-room plague is only one of many, 
but it is a sore affliction, all the same. Notwithstanding 
the law for its suppression, it continues, thrives and has 
its being, despite the police and the Judges, it was never 
more rampant than it is to-day. It is one of those ills 
that grows upon what it feeds. It creates the gambling 
passion that is never satiated or satisfied. It has already 
got its tentacles around vast numbers of our young of both 

! sexes, and, as a consequence, honest principles are given 
the go by, and petit larceny, embezzlement and even 
forgery are all too common. Almost daily we read of the 
downfall of young men addicted to the pool-room habit. 
No class of society is exempt from it. Only recently, it, 
and its concomitant evils, made a hundred-and-twenty- 
five-thousand-dollar thief of the city's Treasurer, and a 
suicide of a merchant's son. The pool-rooms are on public 
thoroughfares, are open to everybody, and, at certain 
hours, are crowded with victims, yet we are told the police 
are powerless to act. Bahl Where there is a will there 
is a way. The law is good, and the Police Judges must be 
supposed to stand ready to enforce the law, until the con- 
trary appears. If nobody is charged, however, they are 
powerless to act. That is what makes the common 
policeman a more potential personage than all the Judges 
in the land. He must bring the offender to the bar, or 
the Judge is impotent. We are glad to see that the ven- 
erable Chief of Police has at last been moved to do some- 
thing in this connection. He has written to the Merchants' 
Association. His complaint is that his officers, the other 
day, visited the pool-rooms, bought tickets of the sellers, 
and then applied to the Police Judges for warrants for the 
arrest of the offenders, but were refused. What need 
there was for warrants does not appear. Police officers 

; usually arrest law-breakers, caught in the act, on the 
spot. That Judges should refuse to issue warrants on the 
presentation of sworn complaints is altogether inexplic- 
able. If they do, there is a speedy and very effective way 
of reaching them. Summary jurisdiction is conferred 
upon the Superior Court to remove an official who wilfully 
neglects or refuses to do his duty. It is an excellent law 
thai ought to be more often invoked than it is. The mo- 
ment the pool-room keepers are convinced that the author- 
ities "mean shoot" they will close of their own accord. 
The Merchants' Association should call attention to par- 
ticular instances of law-breaking, and insist upon all 
officials doing their duty, or suffer the easily enforced 
penalty provided by law. 

The Newspapers The morning dailies have made the 
And The pending Senatorial contest a byword 

Senatorship. and a reproach. Nine out of every ten 
men one meets on the streets, utterly 
condemn their course, and lament it as injurious to the 
fair fame and name of this glorious State of ours. If they 
were to be believed, it would follow that California has no 
candidates for the United States Senatorship, except 
hirelings, corruptionists and thieves. To send a man so 
branded, and all the prominent contestants are accused, 
to the Senate, is to detract from his capacity to serve the 
State, and to fasten upon California the stigma of being 
nothing better than a corrupt borough. To home readers 
it is needless to say that this is all untrue, but the mis- 
chief is that in Washington, and in the columns of the 
Eastern press, it is taken as gospel truth. In the face 
of such experiences as we are now passing through, it is 
not surprising that California seldom comes by her own; 
that she has but little influence at the National Capital 
and that, as a consequence, she secures no cabinet posi- 
tions, foreign Ambassadorships, or other places of influ- 
ence and po^er. Many of our ablest citizens shrink from 
the ordeal of seeking high office, because they know they 
will be the victims of any amount of mud slinging if they do. 

It is not true that anybody is at this time endeavoring 
to buy the Legislature of California, although, with shame 



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January 14, 1899. 



SAN 1-RAXCISCO NEWS I.KTTER. 



be it said, that process has been accomplished more than 
once in the past. Perhaps the worst instance of it. as the 
Examiner deserves to be reminded, was that whei 
Buckley elected a Senator. It is not true that any one of 
the numerous candidates now in the Held is unfit to asso- 
ciate with Senators, or calculated to bring a moral re- 
proach upon the State. It should be made as well known 
(1 the borders of California as it is at home, that all 
this newspaper abuse arises from the fact that two news- 
paper proprietors desired to secure the Ssnatorship for 
themselves, and are chagrined because they were beaten 
out of sight by abler and more experienced opponents. 
They are for this reason especially bitter against Colonel 
D. M. Burns. During the election campaign they kow- 
towed to him, sought his company in season and out of it, 
and both papers submitted to his leadership with a docility 
worthy of lambs. Now this forceful leader of men is de- 
clared to be unfit for respectable men to associate with. 
These charges are proving a boomerang. They are hurt- 
ing only those who hurl them. Moreover, they are doing 
much to elect Colonel Burns to *he Senate. 



Senator Perkins California's junior Senator does not 
In a Hole. pose before the country in a very heroic 
attitude just now. Ten days ago he 
was one of the most pronounced anti-expansionists in the 
country. His reasons for the faith that was in him were 
cogent, well-put. and remarkably strong. They were 
couched in terms that permitted of no doubt or uncer- 
tainty. They were manifestly the convictions of a mind 
that had thought the subject well out. He announced 
that he should feel it his duty to vote against foreign ex- 
pansion in any and all forms, but unhappily added the 
words, "unless the Legislature of California should other- 
wise instruct him." If that was not an invitation for such 
an instruction, what was it? The Senator could not but 
know what would happen. As he must have expected, 
the present Legislature, to which he owes nothing, and in 
which he could probably not get half-a-dozen votes to send 
him back to the United States Senate, promptly instructed 
him to so vote as to most effectually commit hari-kari. A 
Senator, he seems to forget, is not a delegate. He is a 
member of the highest representative body in the land, and 
bound to maintain its dignity and his own by voting on all 
questions as his intelligence and conscience may dictate. 
When he abdicates his rightful functions, and consents to 
become the mere mouth-piece of such creatures, for in- 
stance, as the San Francisco delegation, he belittles the 
body of which he is a member, and should get out of it. 
Not long ago a Silver Legislature in Kentucky instructed 
Senator Lindsay to vote against his convictions, or resign. 
He did neither, but sent a brave and noble communication, 
which Senator Perkins could never have read, or the 
chances are he would not now find himself in the hole he is 
in. The best Eastern papers are after him with a hot 
stick, and his associates say that he has administered a 
blow at the independence of the Senate from which it will 
not soon recover. 



MANY people will regret to learn of the death of 
Charles M. Chase, which occurred at his home on 
California street on last Monday. For many years de- 
ceased was a prominent and popular figure in the com- 
mercial life of the city. He came to this State in 1852, 
and for ten years was engaged in the publishing business. 
Later he engaged in the live stock business and was iden- 
tified with the firm of Killip & Co. at the time of his death. 
He was a member of several organizations, and had held 
various positions of public trust. He leaves a widow, a 
brother and nephew in this city, and a sister in Baltimore. 
He was an upright and honest man. The remains were 
placed in the family vault, the funeral services taking 
place under the direction of the Masons, of which order he 
was a member. 

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I will sell THEIR ENTIRE STOCK 

At absolute 

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Commencing Honday, January 16th, at 

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The sale continues one week, same hours daily. 

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January 14, 1899. 




"Hear the Crier?" "What the devil art thou ? 
" One that will play the devil, sir, with you." 



THE Crier is thankful for a good appetite and the means 
of its gratification, and that he has had small dealings 
with lawyers. The pious congratulation is voiced because 
of the bill now before the legislature in the interests of the 
butchers, the bakers and the candlestick makers who are 
less fortunate than himself. These gentlemen of weights 
and measures and cleavers and carvers have doubtless 
run foul of the lawyers, and forthwith they straightway 
want a law made that will permit imprisonment for debt. 
The Crier has no malice in his heart, but he will wager 
last week's salary receipt against the universal demurrer 
entered promptly by seven-tenths of the lawyers of San 
Francisco opposing such stimulant to involuntary integ- 
rity, that the butcher and the baker sell more grub to 
this profession and collect less money for the goods than 
from any other class of people. Talk is cheap and it is the 
lawyer's usual stock in trade whether he is standing off a 
creditor or a court. 

THAT Chico professor who suspended seventeen stu- 
dents for having taken part in a football game may 
have been a little premature in his action, but a review of 
the last season's crop of dead and mutilated will justify his 
course. Professor Kitter evidently imagines that he is 
training youug men for mental effort rather than for 
ability to cave in the ribs and crack other bones of the 
masculine form divine. He is evidently on the wrong or at 
least an unpopular tack, however, for the fatalities of the 
last year read more like a Donnybrook fair than the re- 
view of legitimate college sports. The people of Chico 
are torn from stem to sternover the action of this doughty 
professor with a mind of his own and the seventeen young 
gladiators threaten to institute a permanent walk-out un- 
less his order is rescinded. 

THE Crier notes that Reverend Brother Farrand, 
whose amatory discursions into the fold were not in- 
dorsed by the discriminating members of his congregation 
in this city, returned after dark to the scenes of his former 
adventures, and remained long enough to gather up a job- 
lot second-hand vindication, and hastily departed for other 
succulent pastures. The evidence against the libidinous 
gallant, who should be breaking rocks on the public high- 
ways with a ball and chain attachment, was undoubted. 
He is a woif in sheep's clothing, and very short of wool. 
Satan could move around in San Francisco and get letters 
of endorsement. The fellow Farrand should be taken to 
the extreme edge of creation and kicked off. 

HEAVEN save us from our friends! is the cry of Judge 
Conlan. An employe of his court, appointed by the 
Supervisors, is said to be a thief who has served many 
times for petty larceny. The Judge, havibg some personal 
property in the court room, and being unable to nail the 
office furniture to the floor, wisely determined to change 
the lock on his door and the combination on the safe. 
Doubtless the chief recommendation of this appointee lay 
in his mental strabismus. An inability to dislioguish 
between meum et tnum is a qualification prized by the job 
hunter of the city hall. Verily, blessed are they who put 
their faith in Phil Crimmins and the devil. 
INSPECTOR Ben E. Meredith is very much snlike 
1 Caesar's wife in that the lady was held to be above sus- 
picion. The raiding of the Chinese Educational Society at 
a time when the inspector's dazzling method of earning his 
salary was under fire, might be regarded as an enthusias- 
tic attempt at vindicating himself by a suppression of the 
facts. Official modesty is not one of the jewels that 
glitter in Meredith's doubtful crown. The way of the 
transgressor is always hard when he is found out and the 
chasm between inspection and exposure is often not as deep 
as a well nor as wide as the door of a Chinese Bureau. 



THE pen of the Crier has condemned the prize-fighting 
breed of two-legged dogs ever since it began contribu- 
tons toward the enlightenment of the benighted, the joy 
of the virtuous, and the terror of the carnally-mindHd. 
But when he remembers that Sharkey and Kid McCoy 
went into a ring and battled for a brief half hour to gain a 
purse of gold as big as the twelve months' salary of Presi- 
dent McKinley, he feels that, until morals are more 10 be 
prized than money, and conscience shall gain a higher 
purchasing value than coin, there is small use to waste 
time and type in calling by their right name things brutal 
and degrading. Mammon is the god worshipped alike 
by preacher and pauper, by pulpit and pugilist, in 
this jolly old t-in-loving world; and the hairy and 
freckled fist that can most surely crack an opponent's 
thick skull is of greater coin value to its beastly 
owner than the brain of the statesman, the skill of the 
artist, or the genius of the actor are to them. The trained 
might of a Sharkey muscle can earn more ducats in a 
minute than many men can gather in years of toil and 
painful effort. So, hail to the unthinking fister! May the 
cunning of his seamy and unmanly " dukes " soon be skilled 
enough to break the worthless jowl of him is the best 
the Crier can wish to all his shocking kith and kind. 

JIM GALLAGHER was killed in an O'Farrell street 
saloon on New Year's morning, with very little doubt, 
by one John Flynn; but the pull seems to have kept the 
police from connecting Flynn with the crime. The rela- 
tives of the dead man have refused to swear to the com- 
plaint against Flynn, presumably because one of them is a 
partner of the suspected man, and whiskey is much 
thicker than water— in San Francisco. The Crier thinks 
it a waste of the people's money to bring Flynn to trial; 
for there is no possibility of convicting him in a town that 
would clear a Rosser and not lynch the jurors in that case. 
Turu him loose, stipulating alone that hereafter the Flynn 
person shall continue to kill only ex-prize-fighters, and let 
it go cheerfully at that, is the T. C.'s advice to District 
Attorney Murphy and those vigilant gentlemen, the police. 

HUGH CRAIG has announced himself as a candidate 
for the United States Senate. This is not surprising. 
Hugh has recently returned from a visit to Washington, 
where he had several personal interviews with a number 
of great men, aud it is quite natural that he should aspire 
to greatness himself. His other qualifications are a ru- 
mored speaking acquaintance with President McKinley, 
the reputation of being a first-class insurance solicitor, 
and a pair of most intelligent eyebrows. There is but one 
obstacle to Craig's ambition — a trifling one, to be sure, 
but still likely to temporarily embarrass him — a mere 
matter of votes. Who will present Hugh's name is a pro- 
found mystery. If he were only a member of the Legisla- 
ture, that would be very easy. He could do the job himself. 
OAKLAND is a town of wonderful resources, but it 
often presents unusual claims to the admiring atten- 
tion of Jack Satan and a discriminating public. The last 
effort was made this week, when one Allen sued widow 
Ryer for breach of promise, claiming $25,000 damages for 
anguish and arnica. When the case was called it came 
out that Allen had sought the fair defendant's hand, and, 
as a bait, alleged himself to be worth $250,000. His ardent 
admiration for the widow won her promise of marriage, 
and on this capital he established a credit for many 
months' board. Urged to pay for his bed and board, 
which he declined to liquidate, investigation showed him to 
be a debtor to bis washerwoman, his castles in Spain 
myths, and bis claims fraudulent. With her red right 
limb the widow kicked bim out into the gloaming. Hence 
the suit. But, most surprising ! shame of the exposure of 
these disgraceful facts prevented the plaintiffs appear- 
ance in court, and the case was dismissed. Allen is by 
profession a lawyer. 

THE latest advices from Hobson show that the cham- 
pion kisser and hero of the Merrimac had just 
emerged from the patriotic embraces of the fervent 
Hanaiiaos, and from the safe deck of the steamship bound 
for the Orient was gallantly bowing a happy farewell to 
the gem of the Pacific and its hospitable people. The 
report that the Lieutenant intended to write a book od 
the delights of promiscuous osculation is said to be prema- 
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January 14, 1899. 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 




IT is unfortunate for our many nice, but unattached and 
disengaged girls, that the theoryofamatrimini.il tie be- 
ine a condition precedent to masculine comfort, should re- 
ceive so distinct a contradiction in the luxurious ox;- 
of Ed Sheldon. That happy bachelor is not even depen- 
dent upon club membership for his cosiness, but maintains 
a very satisfactory, if solitary, domesticity in the hand- 
some residence where he has kindled his fire and estab- 
lished his household gods. Of the latter he has not a few, 
although they are all inanimate. His house is a combina- 
tion of artistic masculine comfort, and dainty, almost fem- 
inine taste. 

One of his pleasures is in giving little dinners to his 
friends, whereby he can share the enjoyment of his par- 
ticular delight, the display of his crystal. His crystal is 
bis great fad, and when he entertains his table glistens 
and sparkles like a bit of fairyland. 

Sheldon once more supported the groom at a fashionable 
wedding on Wednesday evening of last week. He refuses 
to tell how many of his "unfortunate young friends he has 
seen through." out some of the girls who have been keep- 
ing cases on him say that it was the fifteenth. They have 
almost admitted, therefore, that the gray-haired but ever 
youthful diltttonte is hopeless as a matrimonial possibility, 
for he holds to that pernicious belief that a young man 
married is a good man marred. 

* * * 

The usual Frenchy atmosphere of the Palace grill room 
assumed a Teutonic hue the other evening, when Rosen- 
thal was the guest of honor at a pit.it simper. All the par- 
ticipants were of German extraction, and the air was re- 
dolent with "Ya Wohl!" "Ach Gnttl" etc. Even the 
waiters for the time being dropped their French masks in 
honor of the Kaiser's famous subject. The great pianist 
seemed to enjoy himself hugely, seated between vivacious 

Mrs. 6 ■ and pretty Mrs. H ; and as the corks 

popped the conversation grew louder, until at a late hour 
"Outt Nacht" was said in more or less comprehensible 
Deutsch. 

* * * 

The Jewish-looking member of the Bohemian Club, who 
rejoices in au Irish name, has been missing from his usual 
haunts for many months past. It has just leaked out 
where be is, and his numerous friends are surprised that 
they did not guess bis whereabouts. It seems that he has 
hied himself unto the frozen regions of the Klondike, where 
he lends his filthy lucre at ten per cent, a month. Not 
bad, is it? He hopes in a short time to double his capital 
and return to San Francisco to resume his angling for a 
wealthy widow. Since there isn't much doing in stocks 
just now, a few of that ilk who find times dull here, and 
have a little ready cash to start with, might follow this 
gentleman's lead, for there must be a fine field in the 
North. 

* # # 

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that our San Francisco men are as yet ignorant of, and 
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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



January 14, 1899. 




We obey no wand but Pleasure's."— Tom Moore. 



SS I listened to Rosenthal pounding out Liszt fantasies 
and tarantella 5 !, and Strauss-Rosenthal Carnivals, I 
could not help wondering what some of those good old 
Capell-meisters of the eighteenth century wouldjthink of 
our advance in musical taste if they could be suddenly 
whisked from their graves and set in the Metropolitan 
Hall in San Francisco without knowing anything of the 
development of the conventional modern piano recital, or 
imagining the look of amaze that would come over her face 
if the pictured maiden at her spinet could awake, like the 
Sleeping Beauty, a hundred years behind the times. 
^Imagine the dear, simple souls, with their little stock of 
primitive ideas about melodies and harmonies and the en- 
nobling influence of sweet sound, brought up suddenly 
against Rosenthal running one of Liszt's obstacle races. 
I am afraid they would not be as much impressed by the 
performance as our vulgarer selves, for if they had not 
seen other hands run over the course as we have done, 
they could hardly take in the enormous fact at once that 
here is the man who can go it faster, louder, and more 
stylishly than anyone on earth. I wonder if they would 
mourn our decadence or laugh over it. Habit makes us 
blind to the ridiculous, but to a mind unnumbed by ac- 
ceptance of the conventional there is certainly something 
supremely absurd in this spectacle of the most cultured 
people of the age tolerating and even encouraging such 
pyrotechnic displays in the interests of art and good 
music. I am thinking, too, that when some of our de- 
scendants read the accounts of our piano recitals they will 
laugh over the descriptions of these show pieces, and 
think how quaint we were to enjoy them. 

Of course you can't blame Rosenthal particularly. He 
is only doing what every pianist of pretension does lest he 
should be suspected of not being able to do it, and what 
every young miss who gives a piano recital feels called 
upon to do, and what the people seem to like. Far be it 
from me to undervalue technique; without technique what 
good is it to be an artist? But I did think that Rosenthal 
made very great concessions to his technique, for a mu- 
sician of such magnitude as he undoubtedly is. Granting 
that each programme had to be in some measure a repre- 
sentative one, and therefore had to contain the Liszt 
music puzzle, it was unnecessary to prove to us so often 
and at such great sacrifice what a tremendous technician 
he is. Give him a presto and he would take a prestissimo, 
and often sacrifice character to speed. 

Among the important things that Rosenthal played 
since I last wrote about him was the Chopin Sonata (op. 
58), which he played on Saturday afternoon, and played in 
a 1 masterly style; with his temperamental limitations, 
which are of course apparent in everything he plays re- 
quiring so much temperament as this. The sonata is one 
that is not often heard in the concert room, and his clear, 
beautiful reading of it is not likely to be forgotten by those 
who had the good fortune to hear it. He played also a 
charming number by Couperin, of a strongly Handelian 
style, with exquisite grace, and a sonata of Scarlatti at a 
break-neck pace. We had on Sunday the Sonata Cbar- 
acteristique of Beethoven, beautifully executed, and at 
the last concert of all the Weber Sonata (op. 39), which f 
confess it was very difficult to pay requisite attention to, 
owing to the constant arrival of persons who seemed to 
resent being bidden so early as half-past one, and went 
racketing to their seats all through it. But I still find 
the one deeply impressive thing that Rosenthal did in his 
playing of Liszt's beautiful arrangement of Schubert's 
"Linden Tree." 

* * » 

I become quite chary of announcing the symphonies that 



will be played for there have been so many eleventh-hour 
changes, but there is no reason to complain of this as re- 
gards the last concert, for the substituted programme 
read much more interesting than the original one. It was 
rather a weighty programme, including the Beethoven 
first symphony and the Schubert Unfinished, and the con- 
cert was the best of the season on the whole, both in point 
of music and execution. It was to be expected that the 
orchestra would improve as the season advanced, and they 
did the best work they have done in anything of first-rate 
importance in the Schubert Unfinished, which was very 
finely led by Mr. Scheel. The Unfinished is one of the 
symphonies that it is comparatively easy to make a good 
showing with, I mean that you can make it impressive 
with less than first-rate playing; but it was played with 
noticeable strength and life on Thursday afternoon. The 
delightful first of Beethoven was very spiritedly led by 
Mr. Scheel, and played quite in its better form by the 
orchestra. The coldness of the atmosphere had probably 
something to do with the coldness of the audience in ap- 
plauding it, for every movement is of the melodious kind 
that ought to please the unskilled listener as well as the mu- 
sician. All the Scheel dash and vigor was let loose before 
the end of the Wagner "Faust Overture," as it is called, 
though it was really written with the intention of making 
it the first movement of a "Faust" symphony. The con- 
cert ended with a scherzo from Bizet's "Roma" suite and 
two of Brahm's Hungarian Dances, made familiar by every 

violinist of note. 

* * * 

There is no English playwright so English as Pinero, 
and no English plays which suffer so much by being trans- 
lated into American and played by American players. Of 
that series of brilliant farces produced at ^he Court Thea- 
tre, London, The Magistrate will certainly stand emigration 
the best; several of them, like T/ie Times and The Cabinet 
Minister, are simply unplayable in America — they are 
hardly playable in the English provinces; in them Pinero 
is as exclusively London as Thackeray himself. I am in- 
clined to think that The Magistrate is the cleverest modern 
English farce written in imitation of the French; the ex- 
clusively London farces which I mentioned above are abso- 
lutely original in style. The workmanship of The Magis- 
trate is quite masterly, and it is extremely well written, as 
indeed all the Pinero plays are. Pinero is without doubt 
much the most distinguished playwright in England to- 
day either of farces or serious dramas. 

The Alcazar Company is giving a fairly respectable per- 
formance of The Magistrate. One does not expect the Eng- 
lish tone from them and without it the play is bound to 
suffer. I am probably one of the few people here who 
have not seen Mr. Stockwell's Posket before, and he is 
certainly a very funny little man and warranted to move 
the most blase to mirth in the court-room scene. Miss 
Adelaide Fitzallen made a successful first appearance with 
the company as Agatha Posket, but she makes the char- 
acter less absurd than it was evidently meant to be. Miss 
Crosby was less successful than she often is in the excel- 
lent comedy part of Charlotte; she did not enough suggest 
Charlotte's dash and humorous spirit, and she several 
times missed her point by waiting too long to make it. 
Mr. Daniel Halifax scored another distinct success as Cis 
— delightful Cis. He was as easy in his smart dress togs 
as in the rabbit-skin hat and muffler of Martin Trip, and 
his acting was as usual distinguished by nice finish and 
discretion. Mr. Ernest Hastings plays Colonel Lukyn in 
his usual capable fashion, and does more than any one to 
make the second act go. The best of the small parts are 
Miss Howe's Popham, and Mr. Bryant's Isidore, which is 
cleverly done. 

* * * 

We have seen Pudd'nhead Wilson acted better twice be- 
fore than it is at the California this week. I never felt so 
keenly till now what a very badly made play it is and how 
essentially undramatic, with the exception of that fine 
Scene outside the ruined mill, which is full of dramatic 
stuff of the strongest kind, and possibly the prologue. 
But Pudd'nhead is such a quaint and human figure that 
he will carry interest through several undramatic acts if 
he is well played. Mr. Edwin Mayo is not even an echo of 
his more illustrious parent, and I found him completely un- 



January 14, 1899 



SAX i-RAXl \VS I.I-TTKR. 



convincing in the part. He was not pudd'nheaded enouph, 
and he was quite ineffective in what is really a patlictn' 
of the third act. which he dragged to ;i 
•me decree, it is only fair to say that Mr, Mayo 
wa9 obviously suffering from a very bad cough, and per- 
haps did not do himself full justice. Miss Ada Dwyer'a 
Roxy is very well done, and only suffers in comparison 
with Miss Mnretti's. which was more picturesque and pas- 
sionate. The beautiful character of Chambers was sym- 
pathetically played by Mr. Ralph Dean, and Mr. I 
Campeau's Tom Driscoll is very much the best we have 
seen here. It is unflinchingly disagreeable and very well 
acted. The play is well staged — indeed, it is too well 
staged. The people look too like stage people to look 
like country characters, and Aunt D atsey and Rowey go 
about at all times of the day in party dresses of the most 
elaborate material and design. 

HtTBEKT Henry Dayies. 



The Yrflmr fhmrf will be taken off at the Tivoli to-mor- 
row night, and The Wedding Day, by Stanislaus Stange 
and Julian Edward, in which Lillian Russell, Delia Fox, 
and Jefferson de Angelis starred jointly, will be produced 
on Monday. 

Hoyt's A Temperance Town will be played at the Alcazar 
next week. This ends Mr. L. R. Stock well's present en- 
gagement at this house. It will be followed by Men and 
Women, in which Mr. Clarence Montaine will make his re- 
appearance with the company. 

Papinta has easily maintained her position as the star 
attraction at the Orpheum this week. There will be sev- 
eral new turns next week. 

Mr. Prank Daniels begins an engagement of three 
weeks in comic opera at the Columbia next Monday even- 
ing. 

Ton Yonson will be played at the California next week. 

Mr. Marks has contracted for another Western tour for 
Mr. and Mrs. Henschel. 

Gerome Helmont, the boy violinist, will give recitals at 
the Sherman-Clay Hall on Tuesday evening next week 
and matinees on Wednesday and Saturday. Every one 
knows by now that Ovide Musin called him '' a genius, and 
the greatest boy violinist ever known," which is a pretty 
valuable recommendation coming from such a quarter. 
Mr. Helmont will have Miss Ida Simmons, pianist, and 
Miss Grace Preston, vocalist, associated with him in these 
concerts. 

THOSE who desire to secure 'fine Turkish rugs at very 
low prices will have a rare opportunity to do so next 
Monday at 123 Geary street. On that date and at that 
place are displayed to-day the entire stock of genuine 
Turkish rugs, carpets, draperies, and all other Oriental 
goods of the Turkish Rug Company. The list of articles is 
a very long one, and at the store at 123 Geary street the 
stock is on display. The sale commences on next Monday, 
the 16th inst. and will be continued until every article is 
sold. There will be no reserve, and the highest bidder 
will be certain to secure the article he wants. Mr. A. W. 
Louderback, art auctioneer, will conduct the sale. He 
has a very accurate knowledge of this class of goods, and 
knows positively the quality and character of the articles 
for sale. He is an art connoisseur, and his statements 
may be absolutely depended upon. Sometimes the public 
are imposed upon, but under the personal guarantee of 
Mr. Louderback, there is certainty of the reliability of 
every article that will be offered by him. 



CALENDARS are almost as thick these times as leaves 
of the forest, and that one just received from N. W. 
Ayer & Son,' the great advertising men of Philadelphia, is 
a fine piece of printing— clear, distinct, and striking. It 
is one of the most serviceable calendars of the year. It 
will be mailed by them on receipt of 25 cents. 

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Beginning mxt Monday. -Ian 16th. One week only. Gus Hegge's 
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Presented by Ben Hendricks and a splendid cast. 
Jan'aSd: A CONTENTED WOMAN. 

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Last nights of our successful holiday spectacle, THE YEL- 
LOW DWARF- A treat for young and old. 
Next week : The Great Eastern operatic triumph, 

THE WEDDING DRY, 

Written by Stanislaus .Stange. Composed by Julian Edwards. 
New scenery, correct costumes, great casi Reappearance of 
Miss Bernice Holmes, the favorite contralto. 
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Special matinee Wednesday, Jan. 1 8th, for the benefit of the 
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Tuesday night, Jaouary 17th, Wednesday matinee January lfcth, 
Saturday matinee, January 21st. The famous boy violinist, 

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IDA SIMMONS, the distinguished pianlste ; GRACE 
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cJAN. 9th to cJAN. 21st. 

Trains leave Third-street Station at 12 45 and 1 :I5 p. m. Round 
trip tickets, 25 cents. Electric cars on Mission and Kearny 
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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



January 14, 1899 



Montana $43,898,080, Colorado 
Public Reduction Works $41,316,614, California $18,106,- 
A Necessity. 351. These are the totals for 

the mineral product of 1898 as 
reported by John J. Valentine, President of Wells Fargo 
& Co. California, with better mines to the square inch of 
territory than either of the big Western competitors 
named, at the tail end of the heapl A nice exhibition of 
lack of enterprise and a picayune policy on the part of 
a mining community which can boast of more solid 
wealth than that of Colorado and Montana combined. 
There is little to be proud about and much to regret in a 
contemplation of comparisons such as these figures afford, 
remembering at the same time the pioneer traditions of a 
State which should stand second to none as a producer of 
gold. California labors under the disadvantage of a lack 
of capital for mining development, with the reputation at 
the same time of having more ready money at command 
than any other of the Western States or Territories. It 
is difficult to persuade Eastern and foreign capitalists 
that their aid is required for bona fide business ventures, 
with the knowledge that the banks of this State are loaded 
down with capital which, for lack of other occupation, has 
to be salted down in Government bonds. This throws sus- 
picion upon all offerings, on the proposition that, if they 
were such good investments, they would not be apt to go 
a-begging the world over. They do not realize the fact 
that, in a State which in a large measure owes its wealth 
and reputation to successful gold mining, the industry is 
tabooed entirely or but lightly regarded by the very men 
who owe everything they possess in life to some successful 
coup in mining. The false position taken by them is 
greatly to blame for the lack of interest taken by people 
of smaller means, who believe that if some millionaire re- 
fuses to back a mining enterprise it is wise for them to 
follow his example. Dollars can be spared for lottery 
tickets or any other gamble that happens along, while the 
mere mention of an investment in a proposition to develop 
some mining prospect looks like an absolute waste of 
money. It is time there was a change in this condition of 
affairs. To start with, a public smelter or reduction 
plant is needed in every mining county of the State, which 
will afford the small mine owner a chance to work his 
property on an independent basis, without being forced to 
spend three-fourths of his time in begging a grub stake. 
Place these men in a position where they can dispose of 
their little piles of ore as they extract it, affording Ihem 
the means to work and live at the same time, and gold 
mining in California will assume a more encouraging phase 
within the next twelve months. The small miner has built 
up Montana aud Colorado. That he has been able to do so 
is due to the opportunities affordjed by a liberal policy of 
encouragement extended him. -in the way of facilities for 
the cheap transportation and reduction of ores in small 
lots. 

The majority of our local promoters 
of California mines have grown 
weary of seeking capital in this 
city, and are seeking any employ- 
ment which will enable them to make a livelihood. As a 
matter of fact, nine-tenths of the men going about the 
streets with bunches of reports in their pockets are unfit 
for the business. They seldom know more about the 
property they offer than what the report purports to 
convey, and frequently it is made out by some humbug 
who puts M. E. to his name without right or title to the 
appellation. If a man is found able and willing to invest, 
the chances are that upon investigation the report is 
found to be a tissue of falsehoods, and legitimate mining 
gets another black eye. Some time ago, when the hotels 
were packed with numerous carpet-bag confidence men, 
who enlisted sympathy by claiming that they were acting 
for the Rothschilds, and had only to wire for a million and 
it would be forthcoming, it was not uncommon to meet with 
mining promoters in barber shops and at the bootblack 
stands. This craze died out as the imposters were ex- 



Legal Protection for 
Mining Engineers. 



posed by their own actions, and then the street-hawkers 
took up the game, which thev have played to an unsuc- 
cessful issue. The days for flim-flamming investors have 
passed, fortunately, and the fakirs are without occupa- 
tion. This suggests the hope that in the future business 
will begin to pick up in mining, when men of standing and 
reputation are free to pursue their legitimate occupation 
without being handicapped in their efforts by mounte- 
banks who are ready at any moment to sell their souls for 
a brass farthing. Could the executive committee of the 
State Miners' Association only be persuaded to wake up 
and secure protective legislation for the mining engineer, 
a great step would be gained in furthering the interests of 
Ihe industry. The physician, lawyer and other professions 
have hedged themselves in against charlatans and frauds, 
and why should not mining engineers be protected against 
the rascally intervention of undeserving and ignorant pre- 
tenders? Their education has only been acquired in a 
manner similar to other professional men, and they owe it 
to their calliug to maintain its honor and dignity. The 
passage of a bill licensing men who can proffer the neces- 
sary credentials, to act as public experts on mining mat- 
ters, is one of the most vital necessities of the hour in 
California. 

A preference shareholder of the San 
The War Hurt Fi ancisco Breweries, who airs his opin- 
Beer Makers, ions through the medium of the London 

press, is not a home ruler in the strict 
sense of the term. He is opposed to a Board of Directors 
operating at long range, and would prefer men for the 
position who could direct the brewery on the spot. This 
is rather a sensible view to take of the situation. In a 
case of the kind a Board of Directors in London is like the 
fifth wheel of a coach. All the members have to do is to 
draw salaries. Perhaps a movement upon the part of the 
shareholders to abolish the annual fees would clear the 
field of a lot of useless timber. A saving at that end 
might be turned to good advantage here some way or 
another where the main work of the company is carried 
out. It is rather early as yet to hear from this particular 
branch of the Consolidated Breweries in regard to th3 effect 
of the war tax. In the city of Baltimore it has proved very 
injurious to the trarle, the net profits of the company show- 
ing a loss of over $50,000 for the year as compared with 
the showing for the previous twelve months. The sa'es 
of beer for 1898 show a decrease of upwards of 5000 harre's. 

The financial statement of the Hibernia 
A Remarkable Savings and Loan Society of this city. 
Bank Exhibit, showing the condition and value of its 

assets and liabilities at the close of busi- 
ness on December 31, 1898, appears in this issue of the 
News Letter The assets, which aggregate $44,299,730.27, 
are given in detail. Tbey make a remarkable showing of 
financial solidity and the steadily growing wealth of this 
old-established and popular institution. While the bulk of 
the assets consists of first mortgagf s on real estate within 
the State, a very large proportion is represented by gilt- 
edged securities upon which cash could be realized at short 
notice. Among the latter may be mentioned $13,102,- 
764.52 in Cnited States bonds, of which 12,000.000 are 
registered 4 per cents, and the balance 3 per cents. The 
other bonds figuring in the statement are the hest in the 
market. In actual cash there is on hand $1,867,218 01. 
The mortgages on real estate amount to $26,378,589 52. 
The wealth and reliability of the Hibernia Savings Bank 
has passed into a bye-word wherever it is known. 

The London Financial News has just 
South African published an article dealing with divi- 
Mming Dividends, dend-pa.ying South African mining com- 
panies, which is both interest ing and in- 
structive. It shows the steady development of wealth in this 
quarter annually for years past, the dividends in 1898 ag- 
gregating, so far as accounted for to date, to £7,020,000, 
against £2,200,000 in 1892. It is thought, moreover, that 
there is no doubt that the figures will be greatly increased 
for 1898, when full returns are available. 

The retirement of Mr. George H. 

New Manager For Evans from the management of the 

Feather River Mines. English syndicate mines, in Butte 

County, is announced. He will be 

succeeded by Mr. Lindsay Scrutton, who will take charge 

on the first of the coming month. 



Januaty 14, 1899. 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER 




THE dining-room in a house near New York has had 
the walls divided into three portions by a chair rail, 
about two and a half feet from the floor, and by a shelf, 
some two feet below the ceiling. The woodwork is all fin- 
ished in ivory enamel. The upper and lower portions of 
the wall have been hung with forest green burlap, against 
which a choice collection of quaint steins and other pic- 
turesque pottery, artistically arranged upon the shelf, 
stands out in boid relief. The middle part of the wall has 
been hung with dull red burlap, and upon this part the 




A suggestion for the mnoking ana billiard room. 

owner has huDg oil paintings in broad, flat gilt frames, 
spacing at intervals to suit his fancy. The furniture, of a 
rather quaint and picturesque type, is of a forest green 
oa,k, the chairs being thinly upholstered in Liberty velvet. 
On one side of the room is a great fire-place, of rough red 
brick laid in green mortar, running up to the shelf mold- 
ing under the frieze, which breaks round the chimney 
breast to form a mantel. On either side of the fire-place 
opening are projected seats, plain and simple in their 
fashioning, that are heaped high with gay cushions, and 
afford a comfortable resting place to while away a half 
hour before dinner, picturing castles in Spain amidst the 
glowing embers on the hearth. 
* * # 

Study the arrangement of colors in your rooms, and 
preserve harmony between the colors of walls, portiferes, 
curtains, rugs, carpets, furniture, cushions and orna- 
mental objects. Eemove any object whose color is not in 
harmony with its surroundings. Colors juxtaposed exer- 
cise a distinguishing influence on each other. Bed and 
blue, for instance, will mingle with a purple result. 
Orange between two bands of yellow will assume a tinge 
of scarlet, but if between scarlet will appear yellow. A 
line of white will restore each color. 

A n excellent remedy for insomnia will be found in the famous old Jesse 
Moore Whiskes taken at bed-time. Your druggist has it for sale. 



T 



Hard facts 

for women who wash. No work 
you do is so unhcalthful as your 
work over a washtub. 

Hard, perspiring work in the 
midst of soiled clothes and tainted 
steam — it will make trouble for 
, you. The less of it you do, the 
better. Use Pearline, and there's little or 
none of it. Simply rinsing the clothes, after soak- 
ing and boiling them. Consider your health, so 




MONEY TO LEND. 

Large sums available for investment on mortgage of real estate (cit 
and county) at exceptionally low rates of interest for a fixed term or re- 
deemable by installments. Existing Mortgages Paid Off. Special 
Terms Quoted for Loans on Life Policies, Interests under wills, and 
second or third mortgages. A 11 persons desiring assistance to purchase 
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Suit Lengths Sold at Wholesale Prices. 
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French tailor method taught. Full course of instruction in the 
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Men and women teaohers employed. 

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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



January 14, 1899 



FATE. 



X^OOLISH isn't the word," said the Woman, leaning 
1 back among the cushions and letting her eyes wan- 
der from the Boy's eager face to the multicolored flames 
of the leaping wood fire. "It would be absurd, senseless, 
suicidal." 

" Wish you wouldn't exaggerate," grumbled the Boy. 
" What do we care, anyway? The world can go hang. I 
know what I want, and I intend to get it." 

"Meaning ?" asked the Woman, with half a smile. 

"Meaning you." 

He came across the room, and sitting down beside her 
took both her hands in a firm clasp. 

"What is the use of waiting, and worrying, and argu- 
ing about it? You know I love you. — at least you ought 
to know it. I've told you often enough. I think, I believe 
that vou care for me. Why won't you trust your life to 
me?" 

" Dear Julian, you don't appreciate what a heavy con- 
tract you would be undertaking. Don't make me repeat 
all the thousand reasons against it." 

He let go her hands with a little movement of impatience. 

" Heavens ! How obstinate you are 1 " 

"How old and wise, you mean," she answered, glancing 
into the mirror of a silver sconce that hung on the oppo- 
site wall. "Just look at my gray hairs." 

"Pooh ! You haven't any, though you are always talk- 
ing of them, and if you had what would it signify? C'est 
saupoudre par la douleur." 

He slipped his arm around her as he spoke, and pressed 
his lips on the dark waves that rippled back from her 
brow. More than one thread of silver shimmered among 
them, but the Boy saw them not. He was twenty-four and 
in love. The youth in his eyes made fair whatever they 
looked upon. But the Woman had counted half a score 
more of years and a century more of life. The whole wide 
universe lay before the Boy like a tropical garden, rich in 
odorous blooms, and springing fountains and green arbors 
musical with feathered songsters. To the Woman life had 
been a vast desert of sand under a burning, brazen sky, 
where scorching winds swept and the traveler struggled 
onward, fainting and overburdened. 

"Let me see, Laddie. Tuesday was your birthday — 
how old were you?" 

"As if you did not know." 

Yes, she knew; she never forgot. 

"Twenty-four, and Gladys will be thirteen next month. 
What a pleasant family we should make. Only twenty-four 
and so much courage." 

"It is not my fault that I am not as old as I feel." 

She looks at the straight, splendid figure before her and 
says softly to herself: 

"A stature like the Herald Mercury new-lighted on a 
heaven-kissed hill." 

He is so tall, so great, she thinks, in soul and body. In 
his presence she must always look up, must lift her spirit's 
eyes to his. 

" Listen to me, dear," he says, coming back to his place 
beside her, " this thing can't go on forever. I must be all 
or nothing to you. Besides," he flushes uncomfortably, 
"people will talk. You know how charitable the world is, 
and you — well— you are particularly open to slander." 

"Why /more than my sisters?" she asks, coldly. 

" You are beautiful," he quotes. "Therefore half the 
world will be your enemy." 

"Flatterer!" 

She lays her hand lightly on the sunny head now bent 
towards her. Then, with an evident desire to change the 
current of his thought: 

" How do you like your new maestro? Come, sing to 
me. 

But the Boy does not stir, and something she sees in 
his face sends a wave of apprehension through her. 

"I made Aunt Ella ask you here to-day because I 
wanted to be sure of having you all to myself for an hour, 
away from your usual environment, your own friends; 
away from Gladys. I love you more than anything in this 
world, more than I thought it in me to love any human 
being. You must decide now," his voice falters an in- 



stant, "whether you care more for me or for your preju- 
dices." 

"And if I should not decide now, to-day?" 

" Then I shall know," he says, slowly, without looking at 
her, " that's it's no use. I shall follow Aunt Ella's wishes 
and go abroad and try to forget you in my work." 

There is a long silence. The Woman lifts a hand to her 
lips and holds it there as if to stifle some unspoken word, 
some cry from out the depths. This is the end, the bitter, 
irrevocable end. Always she had known that it must come, 
but she had seen it as yet afar off and dimly. The pres- 
ent, the future lie, shivered like a broken dome of pris- 
matic glass. This is the end of life, of love, of hope. 

"When do you go? " she asks, at last. 

"Never, I hope; on Wednesday, if I must." 

He is amazed, hurt, angered by her seeming indifference. 
Women are queer creatures, he thinks, and goes over to 
the piano and begins to sing in a voice that weaves en- 
chantment. 

This indifferent woman; she who had long endured grief, 
and pain, and loss, and disappointment; she who had wept 
so rarely that each individual time stands forth distinct 
and vivid in ber recollection- -now weeps, helplessly, 
silently, hopelessly. 

The Boy takes her in bis arms, holds her to bis heart, 
kisses the lips wet with salt tears, and does what he can 
to comfort her. 

" I must go," she says at last. He rings and sends for 
a hansom. They stand together, silent, looking at one an- 
other — a long, deep look of renunciation. Who can tell if 
evermore their eyes shall meet? 

"On Wednesday," she says unsteadily, and sways a little 
as she speaks. 

He puts out his arm, but she draws away, turns from 
him and rallies her courage. 

"lam ashamed to be so weak, so childish." 

He makes no answer. What is there now to say? 

She goes to him, and clasps her hands about his neck. 

"You believe that I love you, dear? Always remem- 
ber that I did love you." 

" I do believe it," he answers, solemnly. 

Their lips meet for the last time; and the woman's whole 
being is rent and shaken. 

Then they go out together, and he closes the house door 
behind them. 

" So have I closed the door on one event of my life," he 
says. He helps her into the hansom and stands with bared 
head, while the driver makes ready to start. 

The woman's left hand has caugh the lace of her bodice; 
her breath comes shortly, unevenly. The Boy's face is 
white and strained. 

" Write to me — send it to the steamer — God keep you, 
my love!" 

The Woman drives miles and miles, through centuries 
of darkness, through flames of devouring torment, through 
ages of anguish. She reaches her own house at last. 
Heaven is merciful and sends an interval of peace, that 
the doctor calls heart failure. All the next day she lies 
thinking, thinking, going over her life piecemeal. 

Her unhappy childhood; the ill-tempered step-mother 
whose shrewish ways had brought the too kindly, sensitive 
father to an untimely grave; her own early marriage. 
According to his lights he had not been an unkind husband, 
he had even been fond of her, in a certain fashion; but in- 
wardly they had been as far asunder as the poles. She 
had bent every energy to the task of contenting him. Her 
daily life had been modeled upon plans laid down by him; 
she bad chopped and trimmed her ideas and beliefs to co- 
incide — at least outwardly — with his; and she had been al- 
ways, at all seasons, according to his inclination, demon 
stratively affectionate. Those eight years of captivity had 
eaten into her soul, and she had come out from them as a 
prisoner must have come from long years in a dungaon. 
unable to bear the light of day, distrustful of himself and 
all mankind, no longer capable of faith or joy. 

Then chance or destiny had thrown the Boy in her way. 
He was so young, so light of heart; all that she had missed 
he possessed; his sun so gilded her clouds. Unknowingly 
she had left open the door of her heart, and Love had en- 
tered there. But she had been happy, supremely, unre- 
servedly happy. Dear God ! whatever now befel, at least 
she had known this brief span of joy. 



January 14, 1899. 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



■veet one!— my beloved!" she murmured to herself. 

Hh understood her as none ever had; he read her un- 
spoken thought, took the half finished sentence from her 
her favorite books were his also; the music she loved, 
be, too, bad chosen to sing; her old ideals — condemned long 
ago as ovtr-foolish — found an eloquent interpreter in him. 
It was summer again with her— St. Julian's summer, she 
called it, ie8tlngly. All this had happened in August, by 
thp sea. They had been together through the long, drowsy 
days, into the silent, star-throbbing nights. She remem- 
bered every moment, every word he had spoken, every 
glance of those deep-blue eyes. 

And to-morrow he would be gone. 

That same ocean, over which they had watched the moon 
mark out a shining path to Paradise, would roll dividingly 
between them. Sbe wanted to shriek aloud, to beat ber 
heart against the wall; but there were people watching 
her. so sbe lay quiet, staring with hot, unseeing eyes into 
the shadows of the darkened room. 

"Oh, God ! Oh, God ! All thy billows and all thy waves 
have gene over me!" 

Her mind went slipping back to the sweet, vanished 
Past. He had loved her, indeed, but never as she had 
loved him. Youth sees so many women every day, so 
many beckoning smiles. It is only after a certain time in 
life that we learn to distinguish between the real and the 
sham, and having thus learned, we give abundantly, with- 
out stint or measure, out of an ever-increasing store. One 
day the Boy had spoken of marriage. Forthwith her 
chameleon spirit bad changed color, and forgotten reali- 
ties had risen up and mocked her. 

What, twenty-four mated with thirty-four. His godlike 
beauty with her waning grace. Her impending gray hairs 
with the gold of his. Her twilight with his dawn. Never! 
Ah, never ! And his aunt, whose heir he should be, and 
who had already intimated a predilection for little Miss 
Sims. A line once read goes swinging through her brain: 

" Two bands upon the breast and labor is past." 

O, to be done with it, out of it alll Death heard, bit 
heeded not; for he passes by those who cry aloud to bim 
night and day, and summons those to whom life is sweet to 
bis Elysian Gelds. 

The doctor comes and bends over her and puts the 
stethoscope to her breast. 

"It's broken, doctor— Khutm — finished." 

"Tut I tut! nonsense! We'll have you round again in no 
time." 

Then he administers another hypodermic of digitalis, 
and going into the next room warns them on no account 
to let her stir. 

" I won't answer for the consequences if she moves so 
much as a finger." 

Through the waning day, through the endless night the 
Woman lies silent, motionless. Her body alone is there; 
her soul follows the Boy. She goes with him from shop to 
shop, from club to club, from his banker's to the steamship 
office. He has little time for thought, for regret. Wed- 
nesday dawns. 

Around her all is vague and dim. There are softly- 
moving figures; a strange man comes and looks down at 
her; again the sharp prick of the syringe touches ber; 
her fatber-in-law's white bead looms up in the semi-obscur- 
ity; some one — was it Gladvs? — weeps outside the door. 
But they are all like phantoms; like dream figures to the 
Woman. She sees oialy the Boy, leaning on the deck rail- 
ing; seeking her face among the crowd on the dock. And 
then twelve o'clock strikes — the ship moves out — the water 
widens between them, and the Woman starts up in bed 
and stretches her hands and gasps "Julian ! " 

***** 

"As the family physician," says the consulting special- 
ist, "you are, of course, best qualified to judge. In my 
opinion, however, there must have always been some heart 
lesion." The old doctor, who has known her from child- 
hood and who is wise in his generation, bows his head in 

silence. 

***** 

Out on the broad Atlantic the steamer is fast slipping 
from sight of land, that happy land where she and heaven 
are, thinks the Boy. He is really very miserable. She 
had promised, at least, to write. Well, Europe is not 



Africa, from which a man may never return; and a year 
is not a lifetime. Then little Miss Sims, who happens to 
be on board— he had not known of it — appears in the com- 
panionway and the Boy goes to help settle her cushions 
and rugs. 

To Curs a Cold In Ono Day 
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All druggists refund tbe 
money if it fails to cure. 25c. The genuine has L. 6. Q. on each tablet. 

Now that the rains have been copious throughout California it 
would be well to celebrate the event in bumpers of Argonaut or J. 
F. Cutter. These are the finest whiskies sold. The agents for the 
I'nited Slates arc E. Martin & Co., 411 Market street. 



Pictures framed and valuable paintings stored at J. F. Kennedy's, 
19 and 21 Post street. Some of the finest paintings to be seen in 
San Francisco are now on display in Kennedy's art rooms. 



College San Rafael 

For Young Ladies. 



Conducted by tbe Sisters of St. Dominic 
Full collegia course of studies. A boarding school of highest 
grade. Superb modern building. Steam heated. Beautiful 
and commodious olass rooms. Music and art rooms. 

Located in the lovely Magnolia Valley. 
Unsurpassed for beauty and healthlulness. Address, 

MOTHER SUPERIOR. 
College San Rafael. San Rafael, Cal 



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A quiet home, centrally located, for 
those who appreciate comfort and 
attention. 



Wm. B. ttooper, Manager. 



San Francisco 



HOTEL BARTHOLDI, 



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all the big stores and all places of amusement. 

European Plan, $1.00 a day upwards. 

23d Street and Broadway, New York, 

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HOTEL BELLA VISTA A J"""***" H °™ 

The Bella Vista is the Pioneer First-class 
Family Hotel of San Francisco. All the 
comforts of a modern residence. 



1001 Pine street 



MRS. DENVER, Proprietor 



THE HOTEL RICHELIEU 

Northeast oorner Van Ness and Myrtle avenues. 
Principal and finest family hotel of SanFranoisoo. 
Hotel Ricbblibu Co. 

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are Sole agents for the B. B. Ihsbot and Rod 

r~k A. *"k ent Extkrminator For bed bugs, roaohes, 

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Office and salesrooms, 1511 Market St. opp. Van Ness ave. Agents wanted 
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January 14, 1899. 




The 
Castle Inn. 



Mr. Stanley Weyman's new novel, "The 
Castle Inn," which has for some months 
past been running in Munsey's, and has just 
appeared in book form, whilst it does not equal "A Gen- 
tleman of Prance," is a decided improvement upon its pre- 
decessor, "Shrewsbury." The scene is laid in England at 
a time when "railways were not, and highwaymen were" - 
at a time when "the blind George, whom our grandfathers 
knew in his dotage, was a young and sturdy bridegroom," 
to use the author's own words, or, to be more exact, in 
the year 1767. The plot is good, the characterization 
very good. Mr. Weyman makes them really live for us, 
these men and women of a past generation; the beaux and 
fine ladies and gentlemen whose environments were the 
coaches and curricules, wigs and hoops, bolstered saddles 
and carrier's wagons of another century than ours. Sir 
George Soane, macaroni and fashionable, arbiter of elec- 
tions at White's, and great at Almack's; the Lady Dun- 
borough, a peeress of shrill voice and coarse words, a 
virago using such language as the custom of the time 
sanctioned; the Reverend Frederick Thomasson, an Ox- 
ford tutor with a keen scent for Goldtufts or aught akin 
to them, who trained certain sprigs of nobility in the way 
they should grow; Lord Almeric Doyley, an exhausted 
young man, extravagantly dressed in a mixed silk coat, 
pink satin waistcoat, and mushroom stock with 
breeches of silver net and white silk stockings; Bully 
Pomeroy, the reckless and hardened gambler; Mr. 
Dunborough, who lived to be Viscount Dunborough, 
a man neither much better nor much worse than 
his neighbors; and Dr. Addington, Lord Chatham's 
physician, the ideal of a fashionable London doctor of the 
severer sort, a benevolent and easy friend and a judge of 
port, and one who commended it to others, are all dis- 
tinctly described types of that period of perukes and 
patches, powder and ruffles, when Nature was stifled 
under a hundred studied airs and grimaces. All the 
licentiousness, vulgarity, swagger and vice of that day are 
clearly accentuated. Were Mr. Weyman's skill less con- 
summate, one might weary of a tale whose keynote is the 
carrying off — in a post-chaise — of a helpless young girl, 
for, from start to finish, it is a mad rush of pursued and 
pursuers, plunging here and there amid the crack of whips 
and shouts of postboys, the din of hoof-beats and the rattle 
of wheels, with cursing, drinking, gambling and fighting 
ad nauseum. One man loves the fair Julia, a secoud ab- 
ducts the "wench," and three more — true to the spirit of 
a day when men betted on every contingency — play for the 
right to propose for the hand of the beautiful heroine. A 
melodramatic ensemble truly I But Mr. Weyman has the 
art of story- telling in the highest degree, and with rare 
literary ability he manages from such scant and unprom- 
ising material to fashion an exciting story, which carries 
the reader along with keen interest to the very end. 
Many of the situations are dramatic in the extreme and 
very cleverly handled, and the dinouement 
"Of smiles and tears compact" 
is very naturally led up to and charmingly worked out. 
"A rattling good story" will doubtless be the verdict of 
the majority when called upon to pass an opinion on "The 
Castle Inn." 

The Castle Inn. by Stanley J. Weyman. Longmans. Green & Co.. Pub- 
lishers, New York. For sale by Wm. Doxey, at the Sign of the Lark. 

The Spanish Of decided interest at this time is a book 
Revolution, just published by Edward Henry Strobel, 
who served as Secretary of the United 
States Legation in Madrid from 1888 to 1890, and who then 
and there gathered together the material for his present 
volume "The Spanish Revolution." It is the story of the 
six years struggles of the Spaniards — from 1868 to 1875 — 
those struggles that mark the transition from the Spain 
of Ferdinand VII. and Isabella II. to the Spain of Alfonso 
XII. and the Regency. It is one 0/ the most interesting 



periods in the modern history of Spain, forming, as it does, 
an episode entirely distinct from the history which pre- 
cedes and follows it. In a little more than half a decade 
the Spaniards witnessed a panorama of governments pass 
before them — the Provisional Government; the Regency of 
Serrano; the Democratic Monarchy; the Republic, with its 
four Presidents, its civil and military dictatorships, — each 
a failure and each in turn replaced by another failure. 
"If," says Mr. Strobel, "the Revolution had not, 'like 
Saturn, devoured its children,' it had certainly consumed 
all the Governments to which it had given birth." Weary 
at last of civil war at home and insurrection abroad, a 
bankrupt treasury and a ruined commerce and with 
anxiety and unrest dominating all classes of society the 
Spaniards were glad, in January 1875, to welcome the son 
of Isabella II., Don Alfonso of Bourbon to the throne of his 
ancestors. "It is but just to remember," writes Mr. 
Strobel in his preface, "that the Revolution bore good 
fruit in the improved method of government which dis- 
tinguished the reign of Alfonso XII. and the Regency, 
and in the twenty years of tranquility enjoyed by the 
country from the date of the Restoration to the breaking 
out of the insurrection in Cuba." The book is well written, 
well printed and well bound, and has, besides a map of 
Spain, a portrait of General Prim which serves as frontis- 
piece. 

The Spanish Revolution, by Edward Henry Strobel. Small. Maynard & 
Co. Publishers, Boston. For sale by Elder & Shepard, 238 Post St. 

The Story of My Heart. A little over a year ago, when 
Gelett Burgess left San Fran- 
Francisco, and the joyous notes of The Lark were no 
longer heard, Mr. William Doxey conceived the happy idea 
of issuing from time to time, in convenient pocket form, a 
choice series of little books to be called "The Lark Clas- 
sics." "The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam" was the first 
volume published, and was soon followed by Kipling's "Bar- 
rack Room Ballads, Recessional, and Other Poems," and 
a little later on "Departmental Ditties, The Vampire, and 
Other Poems," by the same author, appeared. The latest 
addition to the series is "The Story of My Heart," by 
Richard Jefferies. Of this work no less an authority than 
Walter Besant says: "In the history of literature one 
happens from time to time upon a book which has been 
written because the author had no choice but to write it. 
He was compelled by hidden forces to write it. There was 
no rest for him day or night so soon as the book was com- 
plete in his mind until he sat down to write it, and then 
he wrote it at a white heat. For eighteen years Jefferies 
says he pondered over the book — he means he brooded over 
these and cognate subjects from the time of adoles- 
cence. At last his mind was full, and then — but not till 
then — he wrote it." It is said that Mr. Watts-Dunton's 
remarkable novel "Aylwin," has taken twenty years for 
its development. Does this long germinating process ac- 
count for its phenomenal success, and for the hold Mr. 
Jefferies' autobiography has upon its readers? That Mr. 
Doxey has set for himself a high standard in the choice of 
the books that will, in tbe near future, be added to the 
series may be judged from the list of those now in prepara- 
tion, amongst which we note with pleasure, Eric Mackay's 
"A Lover's Litany," Andrew Lang's "Ballads in Blue 
China," "The Odes of Aoacreon," etc. The typography 
of the Lark Classics is excellent, the binding is attractive, 
and Mr. Doxey deserves recognition for the service he is 
rendering literature on this side of the continent. 

"The Story of My Heart," by Richard Jefferies. Wm. Doxey, Publisher. 
At the Sign of the Larl^ 

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at C25 Market street, under the Palace Hotel, have in their store a 
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being offered at most reasonable rates. 



January 14. 1899. 



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TWO most extraordinary Egyptian 
mummies were exhibited by Mr. 
E. Dufaur at the rooms of the Mary- 
lebone Antiquarian Society in the 
Maiylebone Road, One of them— they 
both having been discovered in Lower 
Egypt in the course of the recent 
campaign — was remarkable for its 
size and extraordinary weight. On 
its head was a crown composed of cop- 
per with a gold covering shaped in 
pieces resembling plates and buttons, 
having decorations of leaves and 
fruits. On the case containing the 
body were painted figures resembling 
those of the zodiac. A nearly unde- 
cipherable Greek inscription was also 
on it. Between the folds of the 
dress was found a piece of papyrus, 
with an inscription which gave the 
name of the dead monarch as Pente- 
menon. The mummy in its wrappers 
weighed 160 lbs. Its length was six 
feet one inch, the head was abnormally 
large, and the shoulders very broad. 
Next the dress was found an outer 
cloth covered with paintings and 
hieroglyphics which denoted that the 
original was one of the Royal House 
of Egypt some 3500 years b. 0. Next 
came more wrappings, and then a 
close garment of samite, fastened round the neck by a sailor's knot. Beneath 
this again were some finer bandages, like napkins. Next came four Egyptian 
tunics, of a kind of linen, with sleeves, and woven without any joints. These 
were fixed to the body at the neck and the ankles by some stuff of a bitumin- 
ous nature. Next came bandages placed lengthways, from the head to the 
feet, with cross bands; four large pieces of linen came next, rolled round and 
round the body. The sixth envelope was formed of transversal bands, of a 
yellow color, from the bitumen in which they had been soaked. After this 
fifteen similar wrappers. Next, an envelope saturated in black bitumen, and, 
finally, next to the skin, a thin shirt of the finest linen. The toes were wrap- 
ped up separately, the arms and hands were laid straight down alongside the 
body. The mummy was a male, and looked about forty-five years old. The 
length was five feet nine inches. The breast and part of the abdomen were 1 
gilt over. The body was filled with a black balsam. No MS. was found. The 
legs had been covered with a black balsam. The unrolling of the body took! J 
three hours, and no less than. 2800 
square feet of linen were taken off it. 
The hands were long and perfect; the 
fingers well-made, with "filbert" nails; 
the ears entire, and the nose, which 
had been cut open when the body was 
enbalmed, in order to extract the 
brain, a little deformed. The face 
looked almost alive, and the hair was 
perfectly preserved, very fine, and — 
what is unusual in Egyptians of the 
pure breed — a little curled. On the 
left side, below the ribs, was an open- 
ing by which the balsam had been in- 
troduced into the body. Under the 
cloth which covered the face below 
each eye, and on the ball of the cheek 
a gold plate was found, with the rep- 
resentation of an eye and its lids. 
Over the mouth, and fastened by a 
gold wire run through and behind the 
teeth, was another plate, with a pic- 
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placed perpendicularly to the closing 
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Siavi eFr-avt-ci-oco. ^ecc-m&ei 31, 1898. 



DEAR Sir : The following is our Annual Report of Precious Metals produced in the States and Territories west of the 
Missouri River (including British Columbia and North West Territory), during 1898, which shows in the aggregate: Gold, 
$78,461,202; Silver, $39,016,565; Copper, $46,200,648: Lead, $13,344,251; Total gross result, $177,022,666. The " commercial " 
value at which the several metals named herein have been estimated is: Silver, 58 cts. per oz.; Copper, 12 cts. per lb.; and 
Lead, $3.65 per cwt. 

Allowance must always be made for probable variations from reported figures, by reason of constantly increasing 
facilities for transporting bullion, ores and base metals from the mines outside of the Express and the difficulty of getting 
entire' y reliable data from private sources. Estimates obtained in this way are liable to be exaggerated and are, to a 
considerable degree, guesswork; but with some modifications on this account, made herein, the general results reached, 
while only approximately correct, may be accepted as the closest approximation possible under the circumstances. 



STATBS AND TERRITORIES. 



California 

Nevada 

Oregon 

Washington 

Alaska 

Idaho 

Montana ' 

Utah 

Colorado 

New Mexico 

Arizona 

Dakota 

Texas 

Wyoming .... 

British Columbia and North West Territory. 



Total. 



Gold Dust and Bui' 
lion by Express. 



$12,486,968 

1,599,626 

1,542,342 

209,53' 

2,487,000 

4,630,080 

1,205,660 

23,177,262 

161,416 

1,689,978 

6,575,220 

5,250 

21,225 

11,975,000 



Gold Dust and 

Bullion by Other 

Conveyances. 



$2,915,685 

1,200,159 

630,027 

111,063 

3,253,991 



962,622 

"43,450 
1,477,647 



$67,766,558 $10,694,644 $33,562,io8 



Silver Bullion 
by Express. 



Ores and Base 
Bullion by Freight. 



t 64,443 

605,589 

38,735 

52,002 

3,723,665 

9,425,000 

101,323 

14,456,559 

75,235 

686,757 

95,000 

275,850 

26,750 

3,935,200 



$ 2,639,255 

190,168 

4,OI5 

85,000 

67,500 

5,437,600 

29,843,000 

8,212,283 

3,6S2,823 

1,324.765 

11,721,447 

34, 200 

4,300 
i,753,ooo 



$64,999,356 



$18,106,351 

3,595,542 

2,215,119 

457,596 

3,321,49' 

1 1,648,265 

43,898,080 

10,481,888 

41,316,644 

1,704,866 

15.575,829 

6,704,420 

281,100 

52,275 

17,663,200 



$177,022,666 



The gross yield for 1898, shown above, segregated, is approximately as follows : 

Gold 441m $78,461,202 

Silver 22 T }„ 39> OI 6,565 

Copper 26 I 1 „ l> ii 46,200,648 

Lead 7M 13,344,251 



Total $177,022,666 

The year's combined product of the metals herein treated of, is the greatest in the history of the Countries — United States of America 
and British Columbia and North West Territory— that of gold, $78,461,202, being above any previous record officially reported; and the world's 
output of gold for 1898 — approximately $280,000,000— is amazing. The most notable iucreases have been in South Africa, $25,000,000, the British 
Possessions of the Northwest, $6,000,000, Australasia, $6,000,000, and the United States of America, $3,000,000. 

ANNUAL PRODUCTS OF LEAD, COPPER, SILVER AND GOLD IN THE STATES AND TERRITORIES WEST OF THE 
MISSOURI RIVER, INCLUDING BRITISH COLUMBIA AND NORTHWEST TERRITORY, 1870-1898. 



YEAR. 



1870. 

1871 

[872. 

'873- 

1874 

I875- 

1876. 

1877. 

1878. 

1879. 

l88o. 

l88l. 

1882 

1883. 



1886. 
1887. 
1888. 
1889. 
1890. 
1891. 
1892. 
I893- 
1894. 
I895- 
1896. 

1897. 
1898. 



Product as per W. F. & Co. 
Statements, iucludiug 
amounts from British 
Columbia and West 
Coast of Mexico. 



$ 54,000,000 

58,284,000 

62,236,959 

72,258,693 

74,401,045 

80.8S9.057 

90,875.173 

98,421,754 

81,154,622 

75.349,501 

80,167,936 

84,504,417 

92,411,835 

90,313,612 

84,975,954 

90,181,260 

103,011,761 

104,645,959 

114.341,592 

127,677,836 

127,166,410 

118,237,441 

111,531,700 

104,081,591 

105,113,489 

118,164,642 

126,289,536 

153,435,469 

177,022,666 



Product after deduct- 
ing amounts from 
British Columbia 
and IVtst Coast of 
Mexico. 



$ 52,150,000 
55,7S4,ooo 

60,351,824 

70,139,860 

71,965,610 
76,703,433 

87,2i9, s 59 
95,811,582 
78,276,167 
72,688,888 
77,232,512 
81,198,474 
89.207,549 
84,639,212 

81,633,835 
87.311,382 
100,160,222 
103,327,770 
112,665,569 
126,723,384 
126,804,855 
117,946,565 
111,259,508 
103,827,623 
104,844,112 
117,896.988 
121,949,536 
142,853,469 
159.359,466 



The Net Products of the States and Territories west of the Missouri River, exclu- 
sive of British Columbia and West Coast of Mexico, divided, are as follows : 



LEAD, 



$ I.oSo.OOO 
2,100,000 
2,250,000 
3,450,000 
3,800,000 
5,100,000 
5,040,000 
5,085,250 
3.452,000 
4,l85,769 
5,742,390 
6.361.902 
8,008,155 
8,163,550 
6,834,091 
8,562,991 
9,185,192 
9,631,073 
11,263,630 

14,593,323 
",509,571 
12,385,780 

",433,947 
7,756,040 
8,223,513 

7,170,367 
6,536,026 

8,775,144 
11,894,251 



$ 898,000 
1,195,000 

4,055,037 
5,683,921 
6,086,252 
7,838,036 

9,276,755 
10,362,746 
iS, 261, 490 

14,793,763 
20,569,092 
13,261,663 
I9.370.5i6 

23,631,339 
22,276,294 
27,052,115 

28,713,305 
36,388,694 
45,897,648 



SILVER. 



$17,320,000 
19,286,000 
19,924,429 
27,483,302 
29,699,122 

3'. 635. 239 
39,292,924 
45,846,109 
37,248,137 
37.032,857 
38.033,055 
42,987,613 

48,133,039 
42,975,101 

43,529,925 
44.516,599 
52,136,851 
50,833,884 
53.152,747 
64,808,637 
62,930,831 
60,614,004 
50,607,601 
38,491,521 
28,721,014 

35,274,777 
33,684,963 

34,034.034 
35,081,365 



$33,750,000 
34,398,000 

38,177,395 
39,206,558 
38,466,488 
39,968,194 
42,886,935 
44,880,223 
37.576,030 
31,470,262 
32,559,067 

30,653,959 
29,011,318 
27,816,640 
25,183,567 
26,393,756 
29.561,424 
32,500,067 
29,987,702 
32,527,661 
31,795.361 
31,685,118 
29,847,444 
33,948,723 
45.623,291 
48,399.729 
53,015,242 
63,655,597 
66.486,202 



The exports of Silver during the past year to Japan, China, the Straits, etc., have been as foltows : From London, $27,404,623; from San 
Francisco, $5,217,409. Total, $32,622,032, as against $48,4(2,009 last year. Pounds Sterling estimated at $4.8665. 



8. F. Niwi I.rrT»«. 



GltniUb State* of STle^ico- 



STATKMINT OF T1IR FRODICT Of GOLD AND SILVKK IN TIIK REPUBLIC OP MEXICO, 
FROM 1877 TO 1898: — VALUFS UPON MINTAGK BASIS. 



REVISED AND CORRECTED 



GOLD. 



SILVER. 



1877-1878 . 
1878-1879 .. 
1879-1880 . 
l88o-l88l . 
IS8I-I8S3 . . 
1882-1883. 
1883-1S84 . 
1SS4-1SS5 . 

1886.. 
1886-1887 .. 
1887-1888 
1888-18S9 .. 
1889-1890.. 
1890-1891 . . 
189I-1S92 
1892-1893 . . 
1893-I894 . 
1894-1895.. 
1895-1896. . 
1896-1897. . 
1897-1898. . 



Total 



$ 747.000 

881,000 

942,000 

1,013,000 

937.000 

956,000 

1,055,000 

914,000 

1,026,000 

1,047,000 

1,031,000 

1,040,000 

1 ,100,000 

1,150,000 

1,275,000 

1,400,000 

1,425,000 

4,750,000 

S,475.ooo 

8,500,000 

9,925,000 



$46,589, OOP 



t24.837.000 
25,125,000 
26,800,000 
29,234,000 

29,329,000 
29,569,000 
31,695,000 
33,226,000 
34,112,000 
34,600,000 
34,912,000 
40,706,000 
41,500,000 
43,000,000 
45.750,000 

48,500,000 
47,250,000 
54,225,000 
54.450,000 

60,683,000 

67,525,000 



$837,028,000 



TOTAL. 



$25,584,000 
26,006,000 
27,742,000 
30,247,000 
30,266,000 
30,525,000 
32,750,000 
34,140,000 
35,138,000 
35,647,000 
35,943.000 
41,746,000 
42,600,000 
44,150,000 
47.025,000 
49,900,000 
48,675,000 
58,975,000 
59,925,000 
69,183,000 
77,450,000 



$883,617,000 



EXHIBIT OF COINAGE OF GOLD, SILVER AND COPPER. IN THE REPUBLIC OF MEXICO, 
FROM THE 1ST OF JULY, 1873, T ° THE 30TH OF JUNE, 1898. 



GOLD DOLLARS. 



SILVER DOLLARS. COPPER DOLLARS. 



1873-1874 . 
1874-1875 . 
1875-1S76 
1876-1877 . 
1877-1878 . 
187S-1S79 . 
1S79-1880 . 
18S0-18S1 . 
1 881-1882 . 
18S2-1883 . 
1S83-1884 . 
1884-1885 . . 
1885-1886 . . 
1886-1887 . . 
1887-1888 . . 
1888-1889 . . 
1889-1890 . . 
1890-1891 . , 
1891-1892 . . 
1892-1893 . . 
1893-1894 . 
1894-1895 
1895-1896 . 
1896-1897 . . 
1897-1898 . . 



$S66,743 
862,619 
809,401 
695,750 
691,998 
658,206 
521,826 
492,068 
452,590 
407,600 
328,698 
423,250 
425,000 
410,000 
340,320 
305,100 
243,298 
308,000 
291,940 
361,672 
553,978 
545,237 
565,786 
453,474 
459,219 



$18,846,067 
19,386,958 
19.454,054 
21,415,128 
22,084,203 
22,162,987 
24,018,528 
24,617,395 
25,146,260 
24,083,921 

25,377,379 
25,840,728 
25,850,000 
25,600,000 
26,711,000 
25,274,500 
24,328,326 
24,238,000 
25,527,000 
27,169,876 
30,185,611 
27,628,981 
22,634,788 
19,296,009 
21,427,057 



Total . 



$12,473,773 



l59",3Q4,756 



$15,966 
21,712 
30,654 
9,035 
41,364 
16,300 

14,035 
42,258 
11,972 



1203,296 



Summary. — Totals: Gold, $12,473,773; Silver, $598,304,756; Copper, $203,296. Grand Total, $610,981,825. 

EXHIBIT OF THE COINAGE OF MEXICO FROM THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE MINTS IN 1537 TO THE END OF THE 

FISCAL YEAR OF 1898. 



Colonial Epoch. 


GOLD. 


Silver. 


Copper. 


Total. 




$ 8,497.950 
19,889,014 
40,391,447 


$752,067,456 
441,629,211 
888,563,989 


$200,000 
342,893 


$760,765,406 
461,518,225 
929.298,329 






Independence. 


$68,778,411 


$2,082,260,656 


1542,893 


$2,151,581,950 




$ 557,392 
45,040,628 


1 18,575.569 
740,246,485 


15,235,177 
*5,235,I77 ■ 


$ 19,132,961 
790,522,290 




Republic. 


$45,598,020 


$758,822,054 


$809,655,251 


Eagle Coin, from 1st July, 1873, to 30th of June, 1898. . . . 


$12,473,773 


1598,304,756 


$203,296 


$610,981,825 



SUMMARY. 
Colonial Epoch— from 1537 to 1821, $2,151,581,960; Independence— from 1822 to 1S73, $809,655,251; 
1873 to 1898, $610,981,825. Total $3,572,219,036. 




Republic — from 



^^W^tO 



President. 



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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER 



January 14, 1899. 





A MODERN INTERLUDE. 

" 1~\0 not speak to me! Let me 
\J tell you what you were going 
to tell me. 

"You were about to say you love 
me; that you cannot exist without me. 
Do you think you are the first to tell 
me this? 

"If it were only something new; 
but it is so old, so stale. 

"That is what I complain of; the 
utter dead-level of life; the common- 
places you men offer me; the prosaic 
affection I am asked to bestow. 

" If you were poor, ambitious, eager 
to succeed, and you asked me to be 
your help-meet, I would gladly put my 
hand in yours and say to the end of 
the world I will follow you; but you 
offer me a comfortable home, every 
luxury I have been accustomed to. 
Bahl The only difference would be 
that I should lose my liberty. 

"I am shocking you, but you had 
better know the truth at once. You 
think, perhaps, a woman who craves 
excitem,ent as I crave it is not worth 
winning. Well, you may be right, and 
yet I feel that if you could take me 
away from here, from this artificial 
life, and let me breathe the fresh air 
of the open country,«„I might make 
you a good wife. 

" I will make you a confession. I love you. Don't start ! Yes, I love you, 
but I will not risk boring both of us by marrying you. 

"Now take me back to the ball-room. I am engaged for the next dance, 
"lam a curious product of the nineteenth century. The soul-siekness of 
the age has reached my very being. There is a way of winning me, but it is 
not by merely telling me you love me." 

"What? You did not tell me ? Ah! yes; I had forgotten. I forestalled 
you." — Town Topics. 



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TWO LINCOLN During the last 
STORIES. year of the Civil 

War, when it was 
necessary to enforce the draft, Gen- 
eral Halleck had asked General Grant 
to send troops to the North to main- 
tain order and aid in enforcing the 
draft, says an exchange. General 
Grant had declined in a message 
which reached President Lincoln. 
Shortly afterwards, as General Grant 
was one evening sitting in front of 
his quarters, the telegraph operator 
handed him a message from the Presi- 
dent. As he read it his face became 
illuminated with a smile. Some offi- 
cers standing near came-up expect- 
ing good news. The General cast his 
eyes over the dispatch again, and 
then remarked: "The President 
has more nerve than any of his ad- 
visers. This is what he says after 
reading my reply to Halleck's dis- 
patch: ' "I have seen your dispatch 
expressingyour unwillingness to break 
your hold where you are. Neither 
am I willing. Hold on with a bulldog 
grip, and chew and choke as much as 
possible. A. Lincoln.'" 

At a time when the war crisis was 
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duct the war had just finished explain- 
ing an elaborate idea when Mr. Lin- 
coln remarked: 

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January 14, 1890 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



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OPINIONS OF OUR NEIGHBORS. 

THAT handsome and artistic work and literary excel- 
lence are appreciated by the people of San Francisco 
is proved by the very large sales of the Christmas News 
Lettf.r. The wide scope of subjects treated and the ex- 
cellent illustrations mcke up a superb example of Pacific 
Coast holiday literature and art. Following are a few of 
the scores of press notices of the number, which show the 
estimation in which the Christmas News Letter is held by 
the press of California. 

It would be difficult to find in brief compass a more 

satisfactory reproduction in print of the architectural and 
natural beauties of San Francisco than is contained in the 
Christmas number of the San Francisco News Letter. 
The illustrations in half-tone and color surpass any former 
work of similar character issued from local presses, and 
from cover to cover the publication is full of artistic merit. 
The sketches by well-known artists speak the spirit of the 
season of good cheer, and the short stories are far above 
the ordinary. An attractive cover of dark green, illus- 
trated in gold, makes a striking appearance for this 
special edition of the weekly, than which no more appro- 
priate souvenir of this city can be found to send to friends 
in the East.— San Francisco Chronicle. 

The Christmas number of the San Francisco News 

Letter is out, and is a notable production among all those 
issued to commemorate the holiday season. Its cover of 
heavy paper gives the impression of a portfolio and orna- 
mented with two female figures drawn after the fashion 
set by Aubrey Beardsley. The book of eighty cages is 
profusely illustrated with photographs, and also pen and 
ink sketches by Ed. Cucuel, W. L. Cook, Solly Walter, 
Stella Wittram, Jqseph Greenbaum, E. L. G. Steele Jr., 
and others. The photographs cover a wide range of sub- 
jects, from bay and ocean views to those of the notable 
buildings of the city. The stories and the letter press are 
in keeping with the beauty of the illustrations.— San 
Francisco Call. 

— — Special numbers of the News Letter are always 
awaited with eagerness by the readers of that most popu- 
lar journal, for they are always works of art. The Christ- 
mas, '98, number out-does all its predecessors, good as 
they were. It is a master-piece from a typographical 
point of view, and from a literary and artistic standpoint 
it is yet to be equaled. The departments are up to their 
usual mark, and the special articles, poems and Christmas 
stories are above the average. The principal feature, 
however, is the illustrations. Page after page is filled 
with engravings of San Francisco's artistic homes, 
chiirches, prominent buildings, Park views, and bits of 
California scenery. Altogether it is a magnificent edition 
and worthy of a place in any library. 

The Christmas San Francisco News Letter comes 

to us with many added pages and a beautiful gold, green 
and blue back fold cover in half- tones, colored lithography, 
etc., and is replete with critical matters, has stories, 
sketches, business notes, etc. It is, all in all, a splendid 
number. — Sacramento Record-Union. 

The New Year number of the San Francisco News 

Letter is in our sanctum, and is really a creditable pro- 
duction — one that the proprietors may well feel proud of. 
It is interesting and instructive throughout. — Angels 
Echo. 

The San Francisco News Letter got out a fine 

Christmas number, and did not do badly at all for New 
Years. We always read the News Letter with interest 
for we can invariably tell what it believes in and where its 
sympathies lie. — Alameda Argus. 

The San Francisco News Letter issued a superb 

Christmas number. The News Letter has a bad habit of 
getting out neat and attractive issues on the great yearly 
occasions, anyway. — lone Echo. 



The dust that accumulates during the summer n the ordinary 
carpet of a San Francisco home, brought there by our trade winds, 
will do more towards wearing it out than all else combined. For this 
reason carpets should be cleaned at least once a year. The Pioneer 
steam carpet beating machines of J. Spaulding & Co., 353 Tehama 
street, does this work to perfection and don't wear out your carpets. 



STATEMENT 

Of the Condition and Value ol the Assets and Liabilities ol 

THE HIBERNIA 
SAVINGS AND 
LOAN SOCIETY 

A Corporation. 

And where said Assets are Situated, Dated December 31, 1898 



ASSETS. 

1— Promissory Notes and the debts thereby secured, the 
actual value of which is 128,373,689 52 

The condition of said Promissory Notes and debts is as fol- 
lows: They are all existing Contracts, owned by said Cor- 
poration, and are payable to it at Its Office, which is situated 
at the corner of Market, McAllister und Jones streets, in the 
City and County of San Francisco, State of California, and 
the payment thereof is secured by First Mortgages on Real 
Estate within this State. Said Promissory Notes are kept 
and held by said Corporation at Its said Office, which is ltd 
principal place of business, and said Notes and debts are 
there situated. 

2— Promissory Notes and the debts thereby secured, the 
actual value of which Is 10,500 00 

The condition of said Promissory Notes and debts is as 
follows: They are all existing Contracts, owned by said 
corporation and are payable to It at Its office, which is sit- 
uated as aforesaid, and the payment thereof is secured by 
" Park and Cliff House Hallway Company 6 percent. Bonds'* 
and " Market Street Kailway Company first i onholldated 
Mortgage 5 per tent Gold Bonds," the market value of all 
said bonds being $-<!3.625 00. Said Notes are kept and held by 
said corporation at its said Office, and said .Notes and bonds 
are there situated. 

3— Bonds of the United States, the actual value of which is 13,102,764 53 

The condition of said Bonds Is as follows: 7 bey belong to 
said Corporation, and are kept and held by it in its own 
vaults and are there situated. 

They are -Registered 4 per cent [$12,OCOOOO 00] and 3 per 
cent [Jiau.uOD 00] United States Bonds" and are pa> able only 
to the order of said Corporation 

4— Miscellaneous Bonds, the actual value of which Is 1,457,436 28 

The condition of said Bonds is as follows: They belong to 
said Corporation, and are kept and held by it In Its own 
Vaults, and are there situated. They are "Market Street 
Cable Railway Company 6 per cent. Bonds [$884,t.U0]," 
"Spring Valley Water Works 4 per cent Bonds [*212,000|," 
"Sutter .Street Railway Company 5 per cent Bonds [*I5U.- 
Ouu]," "'Powell Street Hallway Company 6 per cent Bonds 
[rJ5u,00il." and "City of San Luis Obispo 5 per cent Bonds 
[29,25J 391." 

5 — Interest on Miscellaneous Bonds accrued to January 1, 
U99 152,530 21 

6— (a) Real Estate situated in the City and County of San 
Francisco [$5u7,968 911 a &d in the Counties of Alameda 
L$l«5,714 06] and Santa Clara [$118,6*4 53], in said State, the 
aotiial value of -which is .... 732,307 50 

(b> The land and building in whidh said- Corporation keeps 
its said office, the actual value of which is. ... 5e4,89l 16 

The oo'ndVtion of said Real Estate is that it belongs to said 
Corporation ana part of it is productive. 

7--Proportlon of Taxes for the Fiscal Year 1898-99 charge- 
able to next half year 38,493 C6 

8— Cash in United States Gold and Silver Coin, belonging 
to said Corporaih n and in its possession, and situated at 
Its said Office; Aciual Value... 1,867,2)8 01 

Total Assets .. 844 299.730 27 

LIABILITIES. — 

1— Said Corporation owes Deposits amounting to and the 
actual value o( which is 41,368,64176 

The condition of said Deposits is that they are payable 
only out of said Assets and are fully secured thereby. 

3-Reaerve Fund; Aotual Value 2,936,088 51 

Total Liabilities 844.299.730 27 



The Hibernia Savings and Loan Sooiety, By Jamps R. Kelly, President. 
The Hibernia Savings and Loan Society, By Robert J. Tobin, Secretary. 

State of California, 1 a _ 

City and County of San Francisco J ° 

Jambis R. Kelly and Robert J. Tobin being each separately duly 
sworn, each for himself, says: That said James K. Kelly Is President, 
and thut said Robert J. Tobin is Secretary of The Hibernia Savings 
and Loan j-ooibty, the Corporation above mentioned, and that the fore- 
going statement is true. 

JAMES R. KELLY, President. 
Robert J. Tobin, tecretary. 
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 3d day of January, 1 ( 9J. 

Geo. T. Knox, Notary Public. 
In and for the City and County of San Francisco, State of California. 



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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS: LETTER. 



January 14, 1898. 




( 'pHERE were' two grand 
1 events last Monday 
evening, both of interest to Society— the Inaugural ball at 
Sacramento and the debut ball of the Misses Grace and 
Lillian Spreckels, which, owing to the large invitation list 
(there being upwards of eight hundred cards sent out), 
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Spreckels gave at Native Sons' Hall. 
It was a magnificent ball, illustrating what unlimited ex- 
penditure of money, aided by good taste, can do. The 
large hall, used as the ball-room, was lavishly decorated 
with silken streamers, spangled cloth, and quantities of 
palms, ferns, and foliage generally: indeed, so profuse was 
the use of giant palms and redwood branches tnat a some- 
what heavy effect was caused, which the twinkling incan- 
descent lamps shining through the mass of green could not 
entirely overcome. Mr. aDd Mrs. Spreckels and tbeir 
daughters, Grace and Lillian, the fair young iUbutaadca of 
the occasion, were assisted in receiving by Mr. and Mrs. 
Claus Spreckels and Mrs. and Miss Mangles. They stood 
at the right of the entrance to the ball-room, and extended 
a hearty greeting to tbeir guests as they entered. The 
weather was strongly reminiscent of what was the portion 
of the Friday Night Cotillion Club on the occasion of their 
first dances for several succeeding seasons, so that it be- 
came a joke that if the farmers needed rain they need 
only petition that social organization to announce a dance. 
But the warring of the elements on, Monday night seemed 
to have little apparent effect upon the brilliancy of the 
Spreckels' ball. The gowns of the ladies were extremely 
beautiful and much admired, that of Mrs. J. D. Spreckels 
being considered "a dream "of the modiste's art. Her 
daughters were also exquisitely gowned in fleecy white tulle 
and mousseline Je sQie, over white taffeta. Other toilettes 
of note were thosp of Mrs. H. L. Dodge, Miss Jennie Blair, 
Mrs. Schmieden- Howard, Mrs. O. F. Long, Mrs. Henry 
Gibbon, Mrs. Tim Hopkins, and Mrs. Gerstle, while among 
the young girls Miss Ida Gibbons and Miss Alma McClung 
easily bore the palm for beauty and grace, each being a 
contrast to the other, one fair as a lily in pink, the other 
a sparkling brunette in white. Dancing began rather 
late, but continued after supper till, the wee sma' hours, 
and was under the management of Mr. Ed. Sheldon. The 
Hungarian Orchestra furnished the music, and a sumptu- 
ous supper was enjoyed. 

Another hostess who had, cause to complain of the ef- 
forts of King Pluvius to render happy the hearts of our 1 
farmers was Mrs. C. B. Brigham, whose tea last Satur- 
day was, in consequence of the rain, less largely attended 
than would have otherwise been the case. Still there 
were many of the "old set " present who do not usually 
appear at like affairs, and many old friends met for the 
first time this season. Mrs. Brigham was assisted in re- 
ceiving by her daughters and Mrs. Harry Babcock. The 
floral decorations were extremely pretty, and the refresh- 
ments were appetizing and greatly enjoyed. 

The Cinderellas had their second dance of the season at 
Native Sons' Hall on Wednesday evening. The Friday 
Fortnightlies thought they had had joy enough for one 
week, and so very wisely postponed the dance named for 
last night until the evening of the 27th. 

Cupid is apparently well occupied these days, for every 
week there is a new list of those who have been touched 
by his tiny dart and who are soon to assume ' the, chains 
of Hymen. Recent engagements "out" are those of Miss 
Laura Crittenden, a scion of the old set, and Louis 
Mercado; of Miss McLean and Warren Olney Jr.; of Miss 
Bessie Stanford and Jerome B. Babin. The chief society 
wedding of the week was that of Miss Delia Davidson 




whose marriage with Howard Bibblee was solemnized at 
the Davidson cottage in San Rafael on Wednesday. That 
there will be a crush at the wedding of Miss Clementine 
Kip and Dr. Edie, U. S. A., which will take place at " 
Grace Church next Thursday at the hour of noon goes 
without saying. Indeed, it is wondered if. the sacred edi- 
fice, so identified with the late Bishop Kip, can contain all 
who desire io witness the marriage of his granddaughter, 
the fair bride elect. The decorations are to be elaborate 
and beautiful, there will be no end of buttons aDd gold 
lace of course, and the church will present a most brilliant 
appearance. There will be a wedding breakfast at the 
Kip residence on Eddy street after the ceremony, to 
which relatives and the most intimate friends of the bride 
and groom alone are bidden. 

There will be another church crush the following week 
when the Rev. Wm. Hall Moreland will be consecrated as 
Bishop of Sacramento at St. • Luke's Church, and how to 
get a. thousand people into a space hardly sufficient to 
accommodate five hundred is the problem with which St. 
Luke's vestry has been wrestling of late, for of course 
every one wants to see the first ceremonial of the kind 
which has ever taken place on this coast, and how many 
disappointed ones there will be. 

It is anticipated that there will be an unusually large 
number present at Bishop Nichols' annual reception which 
will be held at the Occidental Hotel on the evening of the 
25th. All (the Bishops, and the visiting clergy here for 
the annual Convention will be present, and then all his 
friends will be anxious to take the first opportunity to 
congratulate Mr. Moreland on his new dignity. He and 
Mrs. Moreland will assist Bishop and Mrs. Nichols in re- 
ceiving the guests. 

Mrs. Geo. C. Boardman's dinner last- Saturday was one 
of those elaborate affairs which she so delights to give 
young people. The guests, eighteen in number, all came 
under that heading, and were mostly friends of her son 
Danforth, who is spending the holidays under the parental 
roof tree. They had a jolly time of it, there behjg dancing 
during the evening hours. 

A number of young ladies appeared as dinner hostesses 
during the holiday season and acquitted themselves most 
charmingly in that role. Miss Greenwald's guests 
numbered forty, and for their pleasure a guitar and 
mandolin orchestra provided the instrumental music and 
Signor Michaelena the vocal part of the after-dinner en- 
tertainment. 

The first meeting this season of the Colonial Dames was 
held by Miss Elizabeth Jones at her residence on Washing- 
ton street last week. A large number of the Dames were 
in attendance,- and besides. a dainty luncheon they enjoyed 
"talks" on various subjects of interest to them, vocal 
music, etc. Among those present were Mrs. S. M. Van 
Wyck, Mrs. Henry Gibbons, Mrs. Harvey Darneal, Mrs. 
Sam Holladay, Mrs. Thomas Flint, Mrs. J. L. Moody, Mrs. 
Knox Maddox, Mrs. J. F. Rogers, Mrs. B. C. Dick, Mrs. 
F. Winchester, Mrs. G. L. Whitney, the Misses Moore, 
Maddox, Raymond, Bowen, and Rose. 

The ladies' clubs are still entertaining their friends and 
doing so in a most pleasant manner. The New Year's re- 
ception at the Sorosis Club last week was a charming one, 
and the pretty rooms were well filled all, the afternoon. 
Miss Linck, who was chief guest, delighted those present 

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January 14, 1899. 



FRANC ISCO M.U S LETTER 



with several operatic selections, and it was a most enjoy- 
able occasion for all present. The T.aurel Hall Club enter- 
tained its friends in the rooms of the Sorosis Club 
Thursday, " Violet Day" being the pretty name tbi 
stowed upon the function. Violets were, of course, the 
flower most in evidence, and combined with Christmas L'iir 
lands made a charming effect. There was appropriate 
music, both vocal and instrumental, recitations and poems, 
those taking part in the programme being Mrs. Alma 
Crowley. Mrs. J. Edwards, Miss Laura Pierson, Miss 
Gladys Downs, Alfred Wilkie. and Henry Holmes of 
London. Irving M. Scott was to have told the ladies 
of the Sorosis Club and their friends, last Sunday night, 
what he saw while abroad, but the weather was so un- 
propitious that the promised talk had to be postponed 
till a later date not yet announced. 

Miss Irma Triest entertained sixteen of her young friends 
at a dinner on New Year's Eve; at Miss Norma Bach- 
man's dinner last Saturday evening twenty guests were 
seated, and later in the evening there was dancing; forty 
guests were bidden to partake of Miss Clara Hellman's 
hospitality last Tuesday evening, to meet her cousins, the 
Misses Hellman of Los Angeles. To-morrow Miss Minnie 
Schwabacher and Albert Ehrman, whose engagement was 
one of the announcements of last week, will hold their first 
reception, and the many friends of this popular young 
couple are planning any number of dinners and other 
gatherings in celebration of their betrothal. 

The Mills Club was unfortunate in having the most in- 
clement day of the season for the reception which thev 
held in Century Hall last Tuesday afternoon, but despite 
the stormy weather the ladies had a delightful time, with 
good music, interesting conversation, and delicious refresh- 
ments. The guests were received by the President, Mrs. 
J. Homer Fritz, Mrs. J. L. Litchfield, Mrs. Frank Bates, 
Miss Fannie Danforth, Miss Farquarson, and Miss Bacon. 

Grand Duke Cyril and suite left New York Thursday of 
this week for Naples on the Hamburg-American Steam- 
ship Furst Bismarck. 

Mrs. Daniels of London has arrived on a visit to her 
mother, Mrs. John Hemphill, and is staying at the Palace 
Hotel. 

Mrs. J. J, Crooks has gone East on a visit to her mother 
and will be absent the remainder of the winter. 

Mr. and Mrs. John P. Wallace, nie Crane, have returned 
from Southern California and will receive at their resi- 
dence, 3000 California street, Thursdays in January. 

Colonel and Mrs. Middleton and . Mrs. Storm leave on 
Saturday, January 14th, for a visit of a few months in the 
East. On their return they will re-occupy their old quar- 
ters in the Occidental Hotel. 

Mrs. F. M. Bates leaves for New York to-morrow even- 
ing to join her daughter, Miss Blanche Bates. 

S FRIEND making a morning call on Peter Burrowes, 
a celebrated Irish barrister, who was very absent- 
minded, found him shaving himself with his face to the 
wall, and asked why he chose so strange an attitude. 
The answer was, "To look in the glass." "Why, there 
is no glass there." "Bless me!" exclaimed Burrowes, 
" I did not notice that before." Then, ringing the bell, 
he called the servant and questioned him respecting 
the looking-glass which had been hanging on the wall. 
"Oh, sir," said the servant, "it was broken six weeks 
ago." . 

The Boston girl clasped her hands devotedly. "We all 
love Browning," she sighed. "How awkward," exclaimed 
the Chicago girl. It was on her lips to ask how Brown- 
ing felt about it, but she forebore, lest she seem rudely 
to intrude in a delicate affair.— Detroit Journal. 



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ASSESSMENT NOTICE. 
Andes Silver Mining Company. 
Localtoo of principal pin,- -San Francisco. Cal. Locution 

of works— VirtflnleCll :ity. Nevada. 

Ing of tbe Hoard of Director*, hold 
on the Ivtb il t>er. 189*. an assessment. No. 47. of Fi 

per share was levied upon the capital stock of the corporation. 
payable Immediately In United States gold coin to tho Socrotary, at the 
office or the company, rooms 20-2*. Nevada Block. 809 Montgomery street. 
Sao Francisco, Cal. 
Any slock upon which this assessment shall remain unpaid on the 

Mth DAY OF JANUARY, 1890, 

will be delinquent, ard advertised for sale at public auction and unless 
payment Is mado before will be sold on THURSDAY, the Ifllh day of Febru- 
ary, 1899, at the hoar of I o'clock p m.. to pay tbe dellcqucnt assessment. 
together with tbe cost of advertising and expenses of sale. By order of 
the Board of Directors. 

JOHN W. TWIGGS. Secretary 
Office: Rooms 20-2i, Nevada Block, 309 Montgomery St., San Francisco, 
Cal 

ASSESSMENT NOTICE. 

Savage Mining Company. 

Assessment No. 9? 

Amount per Share 10 oents 

Levied January 3, 18P9 

Delinquent In Office February 6, 1860 

Day of Sale of Delinquent Stock . . February 27, 1899 

E. B. HOLMES, Seoretary. 
Office: Room Ml, Nevada Block, 309 Montgomery street, S. F.,Cal. 

ASSESSMENT NOTICE. 

Chollar Mining Company. 

Assessment ... . No 48 

Amount per share 10 oents 

Levied December 24, 1899 

Delinquent in office January 26, 18V9 

Day of Sale of Delinquent Stook Februaiy 16. 1899 

CHAS. E. ELLIOT, Seoretary. 
Office: Room 79, Nevada Block, 309 Montgomery street, S. F., Cal. 

ASSESSMENT NOTICE. 

Julia Consolidated Mining Company. 

Assessment No. 29 

Amount per share 3 cents 

Levied ' December 12. 1899 

Delinquent In office January 18, 1899 

Day of Sale of Delinquent Stook February 9,1899 

J. STADTFELD Jr., Secretary. 
Office — Room 56. Nevada Block, 3W ^■itgoinery streets, San Fran- 
cisco, Cal. 

ANNUAL MEETING. 

Sierra Nevada Silver Mining Company. 

The regular annual meeting of the stockholders of the Sierra Nevada Sil- 
ver Mining Company will be held at the office of the company, room ^4, 
Nevada Block, 0U9 Montgomery street, San Francisco, Cal., on ' 

WEDNESDAY, the 18th DAY OF JANUARY. 1899, 
at the hour of 1 o'clock p , M . , for the purpose of electing a Board of Direc- 
tors to serve for the ensuing year and the transaction of such other busi- 
ness as may come before tbe meeting. 
Transfer books will close on Monday,, January 16, J8P9 at 3 o'olook p. m. 

E. L. PARKER, Seoretary. 
Office— Room 14, Nevada Block, 309 Montgomery St., San Francisco. Ual. 

DIVIDEND NOTICE. 

Savings and Loan Society. 
The Board of Directors declared a ' dividend for the half year ending 
December 31. 189:1, at the rate of four (4) per cent per annum on Term De- 
posits',, and three and one-third (3^-j) per cent .per annum on Ordinary De- 
posits'/free of taxes, payable on ' and after Tuesday, January 3,1899 
Dividends not called for are added to and bear the same rate of dividend' 
as the principal from and after January I. J899. 

CYRUS W:' CAR MANY, Cashier. 
Office: 101 Montgomery street, cor. Sutter, San Francisco, Cal. 

DIVIDEND NOTICE, 

1 Hiberma Savings and Loan Society. 
Office of one Hibernia Sayings and Loan Society, corner Market, MoAllis- 
ter, and' Jones streets, San Francisco, Dec. 2i, 1898. At a regular meeting 
of the Board of Directors of this Society, held this day, a dividend has been 
declared at the rate of three and one half {3V 2 ) per cent, per annum on all 
deposits for the six months ending December 31, 1898, free from all taxes, 
and payable on and after January l, 1899. 

' ' ' ROBERT J. TOBIN. Seoretary. 

DIV OEND NOTICE. 
Humboldt Savings And Loan Society. 
The Directors have deolared the following semi-annual dividends : 4 per 
per cent per annum on term and 3 1-3 per cent per annum on ordinary de- 
posits, payable on and after January 3, 1899. : 

EHNEST BRAND, Secretary. 
18 Geary street, San FraDcisco, Cal. 

DIVIDEND NOTICE. 

Mutual Savings Bank of San Francisco. 
For the, half year ending with Dec. 31, 1898, a dividend has been declared 
at the rate of three and six-tenths (3 6) per cent, per annum on all 
deposits, free of taxes, payable on and after Tuesday, Jan. 3. 1899. 

GEO. A, STORY. Cashier. 
Office: 33 Post street, San Franoisoo. 

DIVIDEND NOTICE. 

The Continental Building and Loan Association. 
For the year ending with the 31st of Dec, 1898, a dividend has been de- 
clared of 6 per oent per annum on ordinary 'deposits, 7 per cent per annum 
on term deposits. 10 per cent per anDum to Class "F" stook, and 12 per oent 
per annum to Class "A" stock, all free of taxes. 

WM. CORBIN, Seoretary. 
Office: 222 Sansome St., San Franoisco, Cal. 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



January 14, 1899. 




TO a carefully nurtured and delicate maiden like the 
Looker-On, the Chinese nuisance in the street cars 
is fast becoming intolerable. These Celestials are usually 
subservient individually, but they are insolent numerically, 
and when they preponderate they are absolutely over- 
bearing. 

The late cars on the lines contiguous to Chinatown are 
usually pretty well filled with Mongolians, so the return- 
ing theatre patrons, on transferring to the west-bound 
cars at Powell street are obliged to mingle with as motley 
a crowd as ever smoked opium in a den where the cubic 
air ordinance is continually violated. These Chinese look 
upon white people as interlopers, and not only monopolize 
the seats while ladies are forced to stand, but if a girl, by 
any chance, does secure a seat, they crowd, push and 
jostle her so offensively that she is glad to go outside and 
hold on by the rails. 

The other night an elderly lady, handsomely gowned, 
whose years alone induced her to seek a seat among the 
heathen, managed to procure a scant six inches of room 
between two particularly obnoxious specimens of these, 
each displaying some of the earmarks of hydrophobia. 
After staring at her impudently for several minutes, one 
of the Chinese deliberately spat upon the lady's silken 
gown. 

The conductor, who had been wrathfully watching every 
movement, and who had hitherto been powerless to inter- 
vene, at this seized the Celestial violently by bis dangling 
pigtail, and very promptly and properly ran him off the 
car. 

"I may lose my job for this," he said, as he dismissed the 
Mongolian with a parting kick, "but it goes." 

Not only did it go, but so did the heathen. 
* * * 

It is fortunate for Governor Gage that he is not without 
the saving sense of humor. Besieged by office-seekers, 
hounded on every side by the importunate and the im- 
pecunious applicants for places, most of whom have little 
qualification for the appointments they desire, the Chief 
Executive still manages to maintain his equanimity and 
even to laugh at some of the comicalities of the situation. 

One of this week's visitors was a San Francisco physician 
on whose card was engraved the words, "Dr. Eiden- 
muller." He hung around the gubernatorial office for 
days, and finally he gained an interview through sheer 
persistence. 

"Sorry, I cannot do anything for that man, Bill," re- 
marked the Governor to Executive Secretary Davis, after 
the medical visitor had been induced to take his depar- 
ture. 

" What's the matter with him?" asked Davis. 

"Nothing is the matter with him. The trouble is I can- 
not offer him anything commensurate with his ability." 

"Oh, I don't know," replied the Executive Secretary, 
airily. "He didn't strikeme as being a phenomenon." 

"He didn't, eh? You are probably not aware," said 
the Governor, sharply, "that he is the best doctor in San 
Francisco." 

"Well, Governor, I never heard of him," replied the 
skeptical Davis. "How do you know he is the best doctor 
in San Francisco, anyway?" 

"Why, he told me so himself," returned the Governor, 
convincingly. 

* * * 

His prospects were so nearly ruined that he has sworn 
off, although that had really nothing to dn with it. He 
has always been the petted darling as well as the heir of 
his old maiden aunt, and to still further ingratiate himself, 
reluctantly consented to spend the holidays with her at a 
country house. Although the roses have faded from her 
cheeks, and have settled in her nose, where they do not 



show to advantage, the old lady still dresses handsomely 
and does not look her age. 

As the lad is always well groomed, they were easily the 
most conspicuous people on the train, during their home- 
ward trip. Although quite conscious of their exalted 
rank, they were rather surprised at the stir they made at 
every little station, the villagers often shouting in their 
enthusiasm. 

To ascertain the cause, the conductor was appealed to 
That official did not know but would try to find out. As 
the train pulled out at the next stopping-place, the con- 
ductor entered the car with an ill-concealed smile on his 
face and an unconcealed card in his hand. The card had 
been fastened outside beneath the windows where sat 
aunt and nephew. The pasteboard bore this inscription: 

" Get on to the bride. He married her for her money. 

Give them a cheer." 

* * # 

Amadee Joullin has got back to the old studio at 128 
Montgomery street, where nearly twenty years ago he 
used to wash Tavernier's brushes and watch that artist 
paint Indians; and like his first master he is doing a 
good deal in the way of Indian painting himself. His re- 
cent trip to Mexico was rich in results. He has some 
landscapes and little bits that have caught, and hold, the at- 
mosphere of sand and sagebrush, of drought and silence, 
that to one who has seen and passed through it can never 
be forgotten. Outdoors is written indelibly in every can- 
vas he has. 

Joullin's best work, however, is in the Indian figures 
that he studied and transferred to canvas while he was 
away. Of these "The Weaver" perhaps shows him at his 
best. An Navajo Indian woman is sitting on a dull colored 
mat weaving a blanket of different hues. Her garb is 
black and red, and the combination is remarkably harmon- 
ious and vivid in treatment. The background is black, 
the floor sombre, and the red stands out in accurate dis- 
tinctness. The anatomy of the work is excellent; the 
hands of the woman are full of nervous, tense activity, and 
the whole figure absorbed in the work of the rude weaving. 

"The Fire-Maker," " The Medicine Man," "Watching 
a Prisoner," " The Offering," " The Penitents of Cubro,'' 
and a slave watching an incense brazier, are among the 
subjects conscientiously treated by Mr. Joullin. There is 
an ab]ectness in the figures of the Indian slaves painted 
by him that is more pathetic than any language. It is 
easy to trace centuries of uncomplaining and meek sub- 
mission in the drooping and cringing figures of these char- 
acters on canvas, that is really remarkable. Joullin's 
painting is broad, strong, and shows a depth of feeling 
that commends it as the work of an artist who grasps the 
moods of character and nature, and loses nothing of 
their quality in spreading them on canvas. 

* * * 

There is much rejoicing in Bohemia over the capture of 
the Police Courts, three of the Prosecuting Attorneys be- 
ing members of the Press Club, and the fourth being on 
the roll of the Bohemian Club. As one result of this coup, 
the gentlemen who turn night into day believe that they 
can now commit almost any offense without punishment, 
relying upon the well-known power of the pull. 

One of the new Prosecuting Attorneys is Grant Carpen- 
ter, the President of the Press Club. After his maiden 
effort in directing Justice, he went down to his club to re- 
ceive the congratulations of his friends. 

"Made a great record, to-day, boys," he said. 

"How?" asked the chorus. 

"Cinched a woman for vagrancy," replied Carpenter. 

"You ought to be ashamed of yourself," rejoined the in- 
dignant chorus. 

"Yes," continued Carpenter, calmly. "She pleaded 

guilty." 

* * * 

From a molder of iron, which at one time was his means 
of earning his daily bread, Charlie Dryden has developed 
into a molder of jokes, and he confesses that be never 
worked so hard at his former trade as he does at his pre- 
sent occupation of hammering out funny bits. He says 
the transition is the irony of fate, with the joke on the 
public. But that is just his modest way of saying it, for 
"Bill Barnacle's" humor is always spontaneous, and is as 



January 14, 1899. 



SAN FRANCISCO NF.WS LF.TTKR 



natural as tbe breeiy saltiness pervaditig bis own nautical 
yarns. 

Tbe humorist was walking borne late the other night 
with a Friend whose route was in the same latitude. Toay 
worked their way along in the teeth of a stiff gale. After 

.il tacks, they came to a tuard fence, of considerable 
altitude, decorated with many layers of theatrical bills. 
Dryden pointed out an adjoining bouse, as he parted from 
bis companion. 

■xxl-nigbt, Bill." sang out the other man to Barnacle. 

'"There's where I live," Dryden said, "just behind that 

bill board. But," he added," hastily, not just liking his 

own description of the location, "I'm not behind my board. 

Bill." 

* * > 

Being a Democrat from choice, as well as by education, 
Judge Bob Ferral could hardly be expected to forego his 
little joke over the situation at Sacramento. Going home 
on the latest California-street car, he found a seat next to 
Julius Kahn. 

"Just been to the theatre." remarked the Congress- 
man-elect, thinking it necessary to account for his move- 
ments. 

" Yes, where did you go?" inquired Ferral, politely. 

"To the Columbia," replied Kahn. 

"Then you saw 'The Senator.' Good play," commented 
Judge Ferral. 

"The Senator!" repeated Kahn, with some disdain. 
The Representative's dramatic perception is particularly 
acute, for at one time he trod the boards himself. "The 
Senator!" 

"Am I wrong?" asked the Judge, in pretended sur- 
prise. "Aren't they playing 'The Man from Mexico' 

there this week? " 

* * * 

At one time he was ratea with the best criminal lawyers 
of the city. He had wealth, position and honor, but he 
lost all of these possessions except the last. The later 
days of his life were spent at Agnews. His was no howl- 
ing, grinning, cursing frenzy, but a dementia that brought 
at least some of his faculties into broader and more vigor- 
ous play. 

Just before his death, which occurred not long ago, the 
old lawyer was visited by a Front-street merchant, with 
whom he had an acquaintance of many years standing, 
but toward whom he bad always assumed an attitude of 
distinct superiority, not to say contempt. The unpopular 
caller was so ill-advised as to attempt to sympathize with 
the afflicted inmate. 

" What could have brought you to this, my dear Mr. 
Blank?" he asked in a tone of affected condolence. 

Quick as a flash, touching bis own broad forehead, the 
unfortunate patient snapped back a tart reply. 

" What will never bring you here, sir," he said. "Too 

much brain." 

* # * 

Humphrey Stewart tells a story about a young woman 
with musical aspirations, and who really treated her own 
ambition seriously. One of the most prominent of her de- 
fects is her lack of memory, remarkable in only one direction 
more than in her failure to remember her notes, — namely, 
her forge tfulness of her words. The personality of this 
girl, however, is so charming that none of her friends can 
nerve themselves to shatter her ideals. She determined 
to tackle the lines, written by George Eliot, beginning: 

" O, may I join the Choir invisible." Her recollection 
of the words was imperfect, but sbe went to a shop to 
order a copy, serenely unconscious of her treacherous 
memory. 

"I want," she explained to an attendant. "I want the 
choir, — er,— out of sight." 

THE Western Agencies Company has just opened 
offices in the Chronicle Building and decorated the 
walls with Pegamoid leather, for which they are the 
agents. This is the swellest and most artistic prepara- 
tion that has yet been invented for wall decoration or any 
artistic purpose where leather could be used. 

The famous old Jesse Moore Whiskey has become deservedly popular 
because of its excellence. It is sold by all dealers and druggists. 



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The German Savings and Loan Society. 

No. 526 California Street. San Francisoo 

Guarantee capital and surplus 82,109,000 99 

Capital actually paid up In cash. . 1,000.000 00 

Deposits December 31, 1897 26,369,633 36 

OFFICERS: President, B. A. Beoker; First Vice-President, Daniel 
Meyer; Second Vice-President, H. Horstman; Cashier, A. H. R Schmidt; 
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Subscribed 3,000,000 

Paid Up 1,500,000 

Reserve Fund 700,000 

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WILLIAM K. VANDERBILT, the father-in-law of 
Miss Pair according to present programme, is the 
most amiable and obliging of husbands and fathers, and 
should be held up as a model and example. There arose 
differences of temperament between his wife and himself. 
He promptly gave her the evidence upon which to secure 
a divorce, without which complaisance they would still be 
held together by galling chains. Besides, he bestowed 
upon her most liberally of his immense wealth, and ever 
smiled pleasantly when straightway Mrs. Vanderbilt be- 
came Mrs. O. P. H. Belmont. Now, instead of making 
his son's tender age an excuse to withhold his consent 
from his marriage to one of his late wife's most faithful 
friends, he cheerfully acquiesces in an alliance fostered 
and encouraged by his late wife. Is not this a Christian 
example of forgiveness that should commend itself far and 
wide? Meanwhile his brother Cornelius, made of sterner 
stuff, gives balls, receptions and dances for his second son, 
not even inviting his first born, who xarried against his 
will too early in life. 

* * * 

One of the New York journals, whose all-knowing re- 
porters see everything, prints a list of New York million- 
aires and their net winnings for the year 1898. Among 
these are a number of ex-Californians who have bettered 
their finances by a million or more in the pursuit of their 
legitimate avocations. John W. Mackay, in telegraphs, 
cables and mining, is ten millions better off than he was a 
year since. Then comes Darius O. Mills, and it is surpris- 
ing to see that only five millions are added to his produc- 
tive pile. With his many paying interests he should easily 
have equalled Mackay's earnings. James R. Keene, from 
Wall street experience and savoir /aire, runs neck and 
neck with James B. Haggin, our copper king, each being 
credited with two millions to the good. Isidor Wormser, 
'.he Wall street banker and percenter, is charged with 
only one million, but the difference between that sum and 
what he really added to his wealth would more than double 
the amount. 

* * ♦ 

Munsey's for January seems specially devoted to Cali- 
fornians. Irving Murray Scott figures conspicuously, and 
the portrait is an excellent likeness. Then follows a sur- 
prise in the picture of "Florence, Lady Hesketh-Permor, 
of Clifford old Hall, Ormstock, Lancashire, England." 
After this elaborate description comes the addendum, 
''and daughter of the late Senator Sharon." But for this 
explanation, those who knew Flora Sharon in the early 
days would hardly recognize her in her re-produced photo- 
graph "by Lafayette, London." Finally Munsey winds up 
with a severe criticism of Mrs. Gertrude Atherton and 
her impossible "Californians" as portrayed in her "Helena 
Belmonts and Magdalena Yorbas." She is characterized 
as "an artist using her skill to revenge personal and pri- 
vate rancors." 

# * # 

S. M. Rosenbaum and family are guests at the aristo- 
cratic up-town hotel, the Savoy, where they will remain 
during the winter. Mr. Rosenbaum is an old Californian, 
who has concluded that it will be good for the family to 
have a winter change. They have it already, the zero 
weather and accompanying snow storm having given them 
some idea of what New York enjoys. 

* * * 

It was a pretty church wedding, that of Henry T. Scott 
and the daughter of Admiral Sampson, on Wednesday of 
last week, at the Jersey home of the bride. There was 
only one slight contretemps — the groom got badly mixed up 
about his best man. Between Mr. Baldwin and Mr. 
Magee, who were announced alternately as best man to 
be, the groom was in a peck of trouble. Almost at the 



January 14, 1899. 



>an pranciscu m;ws LRTTRR. 



*3 



eleventh hour Walter Mapee arrived from out of the 
Golden W. - a sigh of rolii-f. and then 

the rest was ea 

Mr. M. Gumpel, San Francisco's special hand-writing 
expert, is here on a visit, with the idea that th. 
offers a much wider field for the exploitation of his obiro- 
graphical talents than does the Golden West. Quite 
right. Scarcely a day hut this peculiar talent is called 
into play by reason of murders, forgeries and kind red 
crimes. Just now the experts are busy on the hand- 
writings in the Cornish poisoning case. 

• » * 

Delia Fox is a great favorite with her company. On 
Christmas day she received appropriate presents, from 
the ladies, emerald sleeve-buttons; from the gentlemen, 
diamond-studded garters. She wore both, to the great 
admiration of her appreciative audience. 

* # » 

The Christian and The Sorrows of 'Solan are among the 
attractions »t the New York theatres. He must be hard 
to please who cannot be pleased with the menus. 

New York, January 9, 1899. Entre Nous. 



AT bACRAMENTO. 



Sacramento, January 12, 1899. 

EDITOR News Letter: Sacramento's grand quatren- 
nial social "function" has come and gone. There was 
official glitter and all the pomp and circumstance of a 
great state ball everywhere — more or less brave men and 
fair women, and for a brief hour the making of a United 
States Senator, the talk of boodle, and the underground 
wire-pulling of politicians and place-hunters were all for- 
gotten in the enforced gallantry of the occasion and the 
presence of beaming beauty. The Inaugural ball was in 
every way a brilliant affair; the. costumes of the ladies 
were rare creations of elegance and richness, and the 
bravery of the military uniforms added to the beautiful 
carnival of colors. 

The State building never presented a more bewildering 
adornment; the decorations were profuse and in excellent 
taste. The banquet was notable for two features — one 
that the people whose money paid for everything took 
their dinner, not very complacently, at the second and 
third tables, and the other the absence 1 of wine. How- 
ever, the teed was voted a success; and thirsty patriots 
who could not assimilate the thin' fluid of the banquet, ad- 
journed without and appeased their cravings for some- 
thing stronger than was offered by the Republican Admin- 
istration. 

The Senatorial fight presents every appearance of a 
deadlock, say the members who are not active partisans 
of either Colonel Burns, or young Grant, who is oalle&the 
San Diego carpet-bagger; but close observers, old-stagers 
who have been through many campaigns, do not talk that 
way. They believe that Grant cannot hold his forces to- 
gether; and there are superficial signs of a break from his 
ranks. The Burns contingent are confident of ultimate 
success, and are quite as enthusiastic to-day as they were 
before the first ballot was taken. The utmost endeavors 
of the opposition have been unable to make, an impression 
on his columns. 

While the Republicans are scrambling and scrapping, 
the Democrats are hugely enjoying the situation, and 
casting large and fragrant bouquets at the prominent 
leaders of the party. These are empty compliments in 
1899, but they would read we.ll in obituary notices or bib- 
graphical sketches hereafter, or prove of practical val.ie 
in future when the Democrats have, a working, cqajorityin 
the Legislature. 

There are few orators in the present Legislature. This 
fact was painfully demonstrated by the honorable mem- 
bers in making and seconding nominations of the various 
candidates. Probably the absence of the gift of gab will 
be atoned for in an appetite and ability for the practical 
work that will come before the members within the next 
fifty days. . G. H. C. 

ALL druggists sell -the. famous old- Jesse Mpore Whiskey— the pure and. 
best. 



BANKING. 



Bank o! British Columbia. { f.£^& , V#i 8 <3K, , S?.SK 

Capital Paid Cp 19,000,000 Reserve Fund 1600,000 

HEAD OFFICE. 00 LOMBARD STHBICT, LONDON 

Branches— Victoria, Vancouver, New Westminster, Kamloops, Nao- 
lamo, Nelson Rosslaad. Sandon, British Columbia; Portland, Oregon. 

This Bank transacts a General Banking Business. Accounts opened sub- 
ject to Cheek, and Special Deposits received. Commercial Credits granted 
available in all parti* of the world. Approved Bills discounted and ad- 
vances made on good collateral security. Draws direct at current rates 
upon Its Bead Office and Branches, and upon Its Agents, as follows: 

new York— Merchants' Bank of Canada; Chicago— First National Bank ; 
Liverpool— North and South Wales Bank; Scotland— British Llnon 
Company; Ireland— Bank of Ireland; Mexico— London Bank of Mexico; 
Soutti America — London Bank of Mexico and South America; China and 
Japan— Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China; Australia and 
New Zealand — Bank of Australasia and Commercial Banking Company ot 
Sydney, Ld ; Demerara and Trinidad (West Indies)— Colonial Bank. 

Also on Dawson City, Yukon District, arrangements having been made 
with the Canadian Bank of Commeroe whereby it is prepared to Issue 
drafts and Letters of Credit on that Bank at above point, and transact 
other banking business. Terms upon application. 



San Francisco Savings Union. 



533 California Street. 

Deposits. July], 1898 $03,366,130 Reserve Fund $182,009 

Pald-Up Capital. . 1,000,000 Contingent Fund 435,515 

E. B. POND, President W. C. B. DeFREMERY, Vice-President 

LOVELL WHITE, Cashier. 

Directors : George W. Beaver, Thomas Magee, W. C. B. de Fremery, Al- 
bert Miller, Robert Watt, George C. Boardman, Daniel E. Martin, George 
Tasheira, E. B. Pond. 

Loans upon San Francisco and Oakland Real Estate, and Farms and 
Farming Lands In the Country 

Receives Deposits. Country remittances may be made In checks payable 
in San Franolsco, Post Office or Wells Fargo & Co.'s Money Orders, or coin 
by Express, but the responsibility of this bank commences only with the 
receipt cf the money. 

No charge is made for pass-book or entrance fee. 

Office Hours : 9 a. m. to 3 p. m , and Saturday evenings, for receipt of de- 
posits only, 6:30 to 8' o'clock. 

Bank of California, San Francisco. 

Capital and Surplus, $6,000,000 

WILLIAM ALVORD President I CHARLES R. BISHOP. . Vloe-Pres't 

ALLEN M. CLAY Seoretary THOMAS BROWN . . . . Cashier 

S.Prentiss Smith... Ass't Cashier 1 1. F. Moulton 2d Ass't Cashier 

CORRESPONDENTS. 
New York— Messrs. Laidlaw & Co.; the Bank of New York, N. B. A. 
Baltimore— The National Exchange Bank. Boston— National Shaw- 
mut Bank; Chicago— Illinois Trust and Savings Bank; Union National 
Bank. Philadelphia— Philadelphia National Bank. St. Lodis— Boat- 
man's Bank, Virginia City (Nev.)— Agency of The Bank of California. 
London— Messrs. N, M. Rothschild & Sons; Paris— Messrs. de Roths- 
child Freres. Berlin— Direction der Dlsconto Gesellschaft. China, 
Japan and East Indies— Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China. 
Australia and New Zealand— The Union Bank of Australia, Ltd., and 
Bank of New Zealand. 
Letters of Credit Issued available in all parts of the world. 

The San Francisco National Bank, 

Southeast Corner of Pine and Sansome streets, S. F. 
Jas. K- Wilson, President. E. A. Bruguibre, Vice-President. 

Lewis I. Cowgill, Cashier. F. W. Wolfe, Assistant Cashier. 

Capital $500,000 

Directors: Jas. K. Wilson, D. J. Staples,' Wm. Pierce Johnson, Geo. 
A. Pope, E. A. Bruguiere, Ed. G. Lukens, Charles C. Judson. 

Agents: New York— Hanover National Bank, Chase National Bank; 
Boston— National Bank of the Commonwealth. Philadelphia— Drexel & 
Co. Chicago— Continental National Bank. St. Louis— The Mechanios' 
Bank. Kansas City— First National Bank. London— Brown Shipley & 
Co. Paris— Morgan, Harjes & Co. 

Mutual Savings Bank of San Francisco. 

33 Post Street, below Kearnt, Mechanics' Institute Building. 

Guaranteed Capital $1,000,000 Pald-Up Capital .$ 300,000 

JAMES D. PHELAN. President. S. G. MURPHY, Vice-President. 
GEO. A. STORY, Cashier . JOHN A. HOOPER, Vice-President 

C. B. HOBSON, Assistant Cashier. 

Directors— James D. Phelan, L. P. Drexler, John A. Hooper, O. G. 
Hooker, James Moffltt, S. G. Murphy, Frank J. Sullivan, Robert MoElroy, 
and Joseph D. Granc. 

Interest paid on Deposits. Loans on approved securities. 

Deposits may be sent by postal order, Wells, Fargo & Co., or Exchange 
on City Banks. Wben opening accounts send signature. 

Germania Trust Go. ol San Francisco STl " 6 ™ 

Paid-up Capital and Reserves, $375,000. 

A general savings and commercial banking business transacted. Inter-. 
est paid on savings deposits. Loans on approved real estate security, and 
on commercial paper. 

DIRECTORS— Ernst A. Denioke, A. Sbarboro, J. C. Rued, F. C. Slebe, A. 
Tognazzlni, H. Brunner, McD. R. Venable, A. G. Wleland, F. Kronenberg. 

Crocker- Woolworth National Bank oi S. F. 

Cobher Market, Montgomery, 

and Post Streetb. 

Pald-Up Capital $1,000,000 

WM.H. CROCKER.. President 

| W. E. BROWN Vioe-Eresldent 

GEO. W.KLINE Cashier 

Directors— Henry T. Soott, E.B . Pond, Hy. J. Crooker, Geo. W. Soott 



24 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



January 14, 1899 



INSURANCE 

GEORGE S. A. Young has been appointed manager of 
the Manchester Assurance Company and President 
of the American Fire, succeeding the late George W. 
Wensley. 

The United States manager of the Commercial Union 
Assurance Company of England died of Bright's disease 
on December 28th. 

Major Day of the Washington Life has been in Los An- 
geles during the past two weeks. 

W. G. Taffinder of the Decimal Life Insurance Company 
is confined to the house by a severe attack of the grip. 

Philip Bolger, Voss, Conrad & Co.'s casualty man, is in 
the Northwest. 

Not one of the many changes predicted to take place at 
the beginning of the new year has come to pass. In all 
probability the managers now in charge of the various 
companies on this Coast will not be disturbed, and numer- 
ous aspirants for dead men's shoes will be disappointed. 

The experience met with by the Home Life Insurance 
Company of New York should serve as a warning to the 
owners of sky-scrapers in this city. Tier upon tier of un- 
protected windows are exposed to hazardous structures. 
The timely protection of these openings might result in 
averting serious loss from burning exposures. 

There are those among the firemen in the western field 
who claim to believe that the appointment of Mr. George 
M. Lovejoy as assistant general agent of the western de- 
partment of the Pbcenix Insurance Company of Hartford, 
means the ultimate succession of Mr. Lovejny to the head 
of the general agency, now held by Mr. H. M. Magill. Mr. 
Lovejoy is most popular in the West, and will make a 
valuable addition to the western department of the 
Phoenix. 

Acetylene gaa explosions have become of such frequent 
occurrence of late as to take them out of the phenomena 
of the unexpected and place them in the category of every 
day experience. 

The Providence Washington Insurance Company has to- 
day completed a century of existence, having begun busi- 
ness January 14, 1799. This Company has always stood in 
the front rank of underwriting, side by side with the big- 
gest Eastern and foreign offices. The Company has 
never departed from strictly first-class practices, and its 
able and conservative management has commanded the 
entire confidence of the people. Mr. J. H. DeWolf, now 
President, has enjoyed that distinction for a quarter of a 
century, with a constantly increasing reputation for rare 
prudence and skill. On this Coast the fire business, of the 
Company is carried on by Butler & Haldan, General 
Agents, while the Marine Department here is in the hands 
of William J. Dutton, Vice-President of the Fireman's 
Fund Insurance Company. 

TWENTY-FOUR paintings by Mr. Julian Rix, formerly 
of San Francisco, have been shown at Schaus's, N. Y., 
which should definitely give that excellent landscape 
painter a high place among American artists, says Art 
Amateur. We have more than once recently referred to 
his growing talent. A free but firm touch, a profound 
sympathy with nature, and a happy knack at composition, 
distinguish Mr. Rix's work. 

"The Overland Limited," via Chicago, Union Pacific, and 
Northwestern Line. 
Only three and one-half days to Chicago. Four and one-half days 
to New York. Pullman Veatibuled Sleepers. Pullman Dining Cars. 
Pullman Tourist Sleepers. The '"Overland Limited" leaves San 
Francisco every day in the year at 6 p. m. Cabin reservations made 
and steamship tickets sold to all parts of Europe. For full particu- 
lars and sleeper reservations address D. W. Hitchcock, General 
Agent, No. 1 Montgomery street. San Francisco, Cal. 

FiNBstatlonery.steeiand oopper-plate engraving. Cooper & Co., 746 

Markets treet San Francisco 

FIRE, MARINE, AND INLAND INSURANCE. 

NEW ZEALAND INSURANCE COMPANY, o»»»«^" 

Capital $5,000,000 

UNLIMITED LIABILITY OF SHAREHOLDERS. 
Offloe In company's building, 312 California street. 

W. P. THOMAS, Manager. 
Hooker & Lent, City Agents, 14 Post street. 




Capital Subscribed $4,482,760 

LONDON ASSURANCE. o»p»»i paw up 2,241,375 

Assets J 19,196,145 

Capital Subscribed $5,000,000 

OCEAN MARINE. Capital Paid Up 500,000 

2,502,050 



INSURANCE. 



FIRE, MARINE, AND INLAND INSURANCE. 



Firemans Fund 



INSURANCE COMPANY, OF SAN FRANCISCO CAL. 

Capital, $1,000,000. Assets, $3,500,000 



PALATINE 



INSURANOE COMPANY (Limited), OF MANCHESTER, ENGLAND. 

SOLID SECURITY. OVER $9,000,000.00 RESOURCES 

CHAS. A. LATON, Manager. 48* California St., S. F. 

FIBE IHBDBABOI. 



BRITISH AND FOREIGN MARINE INSURANCE CO., 


LIMITED, 




OF LIVERPOOL. 




Capital 








BALFOUR, GUTHRIE & CO., Agents, 






No. 810 California St., S. F 



Founded A. D. 1192. 

Insurance Company ot North America 

OT PHILADELPHIA, PBNN. 

Paid-up Capital 08,000,000 

Surplus to Policy Holders 6,082,010 

JAMBS D. BAILEY, General Agent, 412 California St., S. F. 

ROYAL EXCHANGE ASSURANCE, OF LONDON. 

Incorporated by Royal Charter, A. D. 1720. 
Capital Paid Up, (8,440,100. Assets. 028,879,869 

Surplus to Policy Holders, 09,861 324. 
FRANK W DICKSON, Ass't Manager. 

501-608 Montgomery St., corner Sacramento. 

CONNECTICUT FIRE IN8URANCE CO. OF HARTFORD. 

Capital Paid Up 01,000,000 

Assets 8,300,018 

Surplus to Policy Holders 1,008,882 

BENJAMIN J. SMITH, Manager. 

fini IM U DflVn San Franoisco Agent, 
OULIN M. BUIU. 411 California street. 

PHOENIX ASSURANCE CO. OF LONDON Established m. 
PROVIDENCE-WASHINGTON IN8URANCE CO. incorporated 1:99 

BUTLER & HALDAN, General Agents, 

418 California St., S F. 

THE THURINGIA INSURANCE COMPANY. 

Of ERFURT, GEKMANY 
Capital, 02,260.000 Assets. 010,984.248. 
Paolflo Coast Department: 204-908 8ANSOME ST., S. F. 

VOSS. CONRAD & CO., General Managers. 



January 14, 1899. 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LF.TTER. 



*5 



Southern Pacific Co. —Pacific System. 

TralDi L*»ti Hi ar« Dna to Arrlra at SAN FRANCISCO: 
(Main Line, root of Market StrMt.) 



mm Vrctmtf 



I .imr. 



*<Wi Nllea, Sao Joae, and way atatlona 

7:00a Henlcla. Sulaun. and Sacramento 

» :00 A Marjsrl lie. OroTllle. and Redding. Tl> Woodland 

7:00 a Eltnira, VacaTllle and Rumsey 

7 SU a Marcluci San Ramon, Vallejo, Napa Cilistoga. Santa Rosa 

9M0 A Atlantic Express. ORden and East ... 

8JUA San Jose Llvermore. Stockton. lono, Sacramento. Placer- 

Tlllc, Marysvllle. Ctaico.Ked BluB ... 

1 'Milton, oakdale. aod Jamestown 

9 00 a Martinez. Tracy. Lathrop. Stockton. Merced and Fresno.. 

f:ut rrcsuu. tiaaersneld, Santa Baroara. Los Angeles, Doming. 

El Paso. New Orleans, and EasI 

1 v'allejo, Martinez, and way stations .. 

14:00 m Nlles. Llvermore. Stockton. Sacramento, Mendota, Hunford. 

Vlsalia, Portcrvllle 

•1 :uop Sacramento River steamers 

!:<u p Martinez, ban Ramon. Valicjo Napa.Callstoga Santa Rosa 

t i» f Bonicla. Vacavllle, S.cramento, Woodland, tinlgnt'e Land- 
in*. Mary.ville, Orovllle 

1 :3U P Nlles, San Jose, and Stockton. 

6:uupSin Francisco and Los Angeles Limited, Fresno, Bakers- 
Held Los Angeles 

5:3> p Stockton, Merced, Fresno .... 

5:30 P Martinez, Tracy. Mendota, Fresno, Mojave, Santa Bar- 
bara, and Los Angeles 

\b:0j p -PaciHc Coast Limited." El Paso. Fort Worth, Little Rook, 
St. Louis. Chicago, aud East ... 

6 3j p Santa Fe Route, Atlantic Express, tor Mojave and East 

4i«jp European matl, Ogden and East 

0:00 p Haywards, Mies, and San Jose ... 

•fl.uur vailejo ... : 

J7:00 p Vallejo, Port Costa, and way stations 

8:00 P Oregon Express, Sacramento, Marysvllle, Redding, Port- 
land, Puget Sound and East . 

al0:06p "Sunset Limited," Fresno, Los Angeles, El Paso, New 
Orleans, and East 



•8:45a 
6:46 p 
6:46 P 
8:46 p 
8:16 P 
8:46P 

4 MSP 
4-I6P 
11:15* 

8:45 P 
7.45 P 

4:15 P 
•8:UUP 

!:t.l 

10:45* 
7:15 P 

9:45A 
12:15 P 

8:45 a 

89:45 a 
8:45p 
9:45 a 
7:45 a 
IS lf.k 
J9:45p 

8:15a 

61:45 



San Leandbo 


and Haywards Local. (Foot of Market St.) 


= ~, ) 


Melrose, Seminary Park, , 




8:00 a ' 


FITCHBURQ, ELMBURST, 


6:45 A 


i):00 A 1 


Sam Leandbo, 


<»9:45 A 


10:00 a 1 


South San Leandbo, 


10:45 A 


ill. 00 1) 


Estddillo, Lorenzo, 


12:45 P 


3-00 p 1 


Cherry, and Haywards 


11:45 P 


6:00 P 




(5:45 P 


7:00 P | 


i Runs through to Nlles. 


7:46 P 


J 


t From Nlles. 


t 



Coast Division {Narrow Gauge). (Foot of Market St.) 

a :15 a Newark, Oentervlllc, San Jose, Felton, Boulder Greek, Santa 

Cruz and way stations B:B0p 

•8:1BP Newark, Centerville, San Jose, New ALmaden, Felton, Boul- 
der Creek, Santa Cruz, and principal way stations *10:5Ua 

4:16p Newark, San Jose, and Los Gatos 9:80 A 

til :45 p Hunters' Excursion, San Jose and Way Stations J7 :20 P 

CREEK ROUTE FERRY. 

From San Francisco— Foot of Market street (Slip 8).— *7:1B, 9:00, and 
11:00 A. M., Jl:00, *2:00,t3:00, *4:00, J6:00 and *6:00P. M. 

From Oakland— Foot of Broadway.— »6:00, 8:00, 10:00 A. M.; $12:00, *1:00 
| g;00,*a:QO,t4:00 *6:00p.m. 

Coast Division (Broad Gauge). (Third and Townsend streets). 

7:00a San Jose and waystanons (New Almaden Wednesdays only) 1:30p 
9 :00 a San Jose, Tres Pinos, Santa Cruz, Pacific Grove, Paso Robles 

San Luis Obispo, Guadalupe, Surf and principalway stations 4 

10 :40 a San Jose and way stations *8 

n :80 A San Jose and way stations , 

•2:45 P San Mateo, Redwood, Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Santa Clara, 
San Jose, Gilroy, Hollister, Santa Cruz, Salinas, Mon- 
terey, and Pacific Grove. *10: 

•3:30 p San Jose and Way Stations *9:' 

•4 :15 p San Jose and Principal Way Stations 

*5 :00 p San Jose and Principal Way Stations . _ 

b :80 p San Jose and principal way stations 6 

0:80 p San Jose and way stations 7 

fll :45P San Jose and way stations 7 



:10 k 
:00 a 
:36 a 



00a 
:46 a 

35A 



a for Morning, p for Afternoon. 'Sundays excepted. tSaturdays only. 
{Sundays only. 

IMondays and Thursdays. gSaturdays and Wednesdays. 

a Tuesdays and Saturdays. 6 Thursdays and Sundays. 

The Pacific Transfer company will oall for and oheck baggage from 
hotels and residences. Enquire of Ticket Agents for Time Cards and 
other Information. 



CALIFORNIA LIMITED 

Fastest Train Across the Continent. 

Connecting train leaves San Francisco at 5 
p. m. every Sunday, Tuesday; Frlrlay. Dining 
cars, buffet oar, observation car, and eleotrio 
lighted sleeping cars. This train is in addi- 
tion, to the Daily OverlaDd, Express, with 
through Pullman Palaoe and Pullman Tourist Sleeping Cars. Meals at 
Harvey's lamous dining rooms. Get full particulars at Tioket office, 628 
Market street, San Francisco, and 1118 Broadway, Oakland. Tel Main 1531. 



Sanla Fe 
Route 



California Northwestern R'y Co. 

LESSEE 

San Francisco and North Pacific R'y Co. 

S»N FRANCISCO TO SAN RAFAEL. TtaOROR FlRBT- Foot ot MarkctStreot. 

WEEK DAYS— 7:80,9:00, 11:00 A «; 12:85,3:90 5:10. 6:90 r M. Thursday!— 
Eitra trlpat 11:90 r u. Saturdays— Extra trips at 1:50 and 11 :80 p H. 
SUNDAYS— 8:00, ° :S0, 11:00 A u: 1:30. 9:90, 5:00. 6:20 P H. 

SAN RAFAEL TO SAN FRANCISCO. 
WEEK DAYS— 6:10, 7:60, t :20, 11:10 AM; 12:46, 3:40,5:10PM. Saturdays- 
Extra trips at 1:65 and 6:85 PM. 
SUNDAYS— 8:10, 9:40, 11:10 AM; 1:40, 3 40, 6:00, 6:85 P M. 

Between San Francisco and Schuetzoo Park, same schedule as above. 



LlAVI S. F. 


In Effect Oct. 16, 1898. 


Arrive 


in S. F 


Week Days. 


Sundays. 


Destination. 


Sundays 


Week Daya 


7:90 am 
9:90pm 
5:10 pm 


8:00AM 
9:90 am 
6:00pm 


Novato, 
Pelaluma, 
Santa Rosa. 


10:40 AM 
6:10 pm 
7:85 fm 


8:40 am 
10:26 AM 
6:22 PM 






Fulton, Windsor, 
HealdBburg, Lytton. 
Qey8ervllle, Cloverdale 




10:25 A M 






7:35PM 




9:30 fm 


8:00 AM 


6:22 p M 


7:30 AM 


8:00 am 


j Hopland, Ukiah 


7:85 PM 


6:22 PM 


7:80a m 
3:30PM 


8:00 am 


Quernevllle. 


7:95PM 


10:26 A M 
6:22 F M 


7:80AM 
6:10pm 


8:00 am 
6:00pm 


Sonoma, 
Glen EUen. 


10:40 am 
6:10pm 


8:40 A M 
6:22 p M 


7:30AM 
3:80pm 


8:00AM 
5:00pm 


Sebastopol. 


10:40am 
7:85 pm 


10:26 A M 
6:22 p M 



Stages connect at Santa Rosa for Mark West Springs; at Lytton for 

Lytton Springs; at Geyservllle for Skaggs' Springs; at Cloverdale for the 
Geysers; at Hopland for Duncan Springs, Highland Springs, Kelsey- 
ville. Carlsbad Springs, Soda Bay, Lakeport, and Bartlett Springs; at 
Ukiah, for Vichy Springs, Saratoga Springs, Blue Lakes, Laurel Del 
Lake, Witter Springs, upper Lake, Porno. Potter Valley, John Day's, 
Riverside, Lier ley's, Buoknell's Sanhedrln Heights, Hullville. Booneville, 
Orr's Springs, Mendocino City, Ft. Bragg, WeBtport, Usal Wllllts, Lay- 
tonville, Cummlngs, Bell's Springs, Harris, Olsen's, Dyer, Scotia, and 
Eureka. 

Saturday-to-Monday Round Trip Tickets at reduced rates. On Sundays. 
Round Trip Tlekets to all points beyond San Rafael at half rates. 
TICKET OFFICE-650 Market St., Ghronlole Building. 

H. C. WHITING, Gen. Manager. R. X. RYAN, Gen. Pass . Agent. 

Occidental and Oriental Steamship Co. 

FOR JAPAN AND CHINA. 

Steamers leave wharf, FIRST and BRANNAN STREETS, at 1 p h„ for 
YOKOHAMA AND HONGKONG, 

calling at Kobe (Hiogo), Nagasaki and Shanghai, and connecting at 
Hongkong with steamers for India, etc No cargo received on board on 
day of sailing, 

Doric {via Honolulu) Tuesday, January 17, 1899 

Copio (via Honolulu) Saturday, February 11, 1899 

Gaelic (via Honolulu) Thursday, March 9, 1899 

DORIC (via Honolulu) Tuesday, April 4, 1899 

Round Trip Tickets at Reduced Rates. 

For freight or passage apply at Company's Office, No. 421 Market street 

corner First. D. D. STUBBS, General Manager. 



Pacific Coast Steamship Co. 




Steamers leave Broadway 
Wharf, San Francisco. 

For Alaskan ports. 10 A. m. Jan. 1,6, 11, 16, 21,26, 31; 
Feb 5; change at Seattle. 

For B. C. and Puget Sound Ports, 10 A. M., Jan. 1, 
6, 11, 16, 21, 26, 31 ; Feb. 5, and every fifth day thereafter. 

For Eureka (Humboldt Bay) 2 p. m., Jan. 4, 9, J4, 19, 
24, 29; Feb. 3. and every fifth day thereafter. 

For Newport (Los Angeles) and way ports, 9 a. m, Jan. 
4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28; Feb 1, and every fourth day thereafter. 

For San Diego, stopping only at Port Harford, Santa Barbara, Port Los 
Angeles, Redondo, (Los Angeles) 11 a. m., Jan. 2, 6. 10, 14, 18,22,26,30; 
Feb. 3, and every fourth day thereafter. 

For Mexican ports, 10 A. m., Jan. 12, Feb- 9, March 9, April 6. 

For further Information obtain folder. 

The company reserves the right to change, without previous notice, 
steamers, sailing dates, and hours of sailing. 

TICKET OFFICE— No. 4 New Montgomery street. (Palaoe Hotel.) 
G0ODALL. PERKINS & CO., Gen. Agts., 10 Market St., San Francisco 



[ANIC 




. imsliip- 
(grow 



SS ''Mariposa," Wednesday, Jan. 25th, at 10 p. m 
Line to Coolgardle, Australia, and Capetown 
South Africa. 
SS "Australia," Wednesday, Feb. 8, 1899,2 p.m. 

J. D. SPRECKELS & BROS CO. 
Agents, 114 Montgomery St. Freight office, 827 
Market St,. Sat Francisco. 



COAL I J- C WILSON & CO. 



900 Batterv Street 

RING UP MAIN 1864. 



FAMILY TRADE 



A SPECIALTY 



26 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



January 14 1899. 




WE NEVER KNCW —Catherine b. Huston, in dramatic magazine. 



w 



E never know, at the dawn of Youth, 
One grief or struggle that lies before. 
We never know tilt the robe of Truth 

Is torn and crumbled, and stained with gore, 
How white it was in our childhood's days,— 
We nerer know, we never know. 
So, onward we go, with never a hint 
That the glorious things in the golden glint 
Of a future we paint, and the future we dream 
Will vanish forever adown Life's stream— 
We never know, we never knowl 

We never know, till our hearts are sad 

With the weight of a thousand wearing wops,— 
How smooth was the path, or the days how glad, — 

Till their light is gone, and through Death's repose 
Man goes to his God for blame or praise— 
We never know, we never know! 
And we never know, wben a song is sung. 
How a tortured heart may be torn and wrung. 
To bind for our lips a garland of song. 
To be hummed with laughter, the whole day long— 
We never know, we never know. 

We never know, till the wearied eyes 

See a premium set on the things we loathe. 
And lauded, and Haunted, and hung in the sides. 

The prize that treachery wins. £ nd then — "Why clothe 
Ourselves with the rags of Truth?" — We gaze 
And never know, and never know. 
Yet — yet we cling, still wondering why. 
To the things we loved, in the days gone by. 
And we do our best, though our hearts sad cry 
Re-echo forever against Life's sky :— 
"We never know, we never know!" 

We never know, when a conflict is on. 

How soon we must filter, woun led, stung, 
How soon we will fall, all our valor gone. 

And fall with the others, our hearts still wrung 
By the dreams we lost in the battle's haze,— 
Thank God we never know! 
And we never know, till the play is done, 
Just what we've lost, or what we've won.— 
And the best we can do, with our boasted strength, 
Is to thank our God that to Life's full length, 
We never know, we never knowl 



TWILIGHT OF LOVE— thomas walsh, in the bookman 

If years ago you told me. dear. 

That on a day our dreams would fade 
To these half-hearted fancies drear, 

I should have grieved and felt dismayed. 
But yet so softly was the rain 

Of dead years' ?shes settled on 
Each glowing passion that the pain 

Was smothered ere all light had gone. 
Ah, be it thus with Love's decease! 

Its day is done; its shrine, too high 
To brave Time's destined tragedies: 

Let us steal down ere night comes by. 



SOMEWHERE— written for the rose jar by g- h- b. 



There's a "Somewhere" I know in heaven or space, 

A little spot set apart, 

A "Somewhere" that holds a tender face, 

And peace for this aching heart. 

There's a "Somewhere" I trust with a cushion of dreams, 

Mayhap with the sleeping dead, 

A place where the wing of an angel gleams, 

Aslant on the tired head. 

There's a "Somewhere" I dream with a crystal well, 

And dew for the lips that crave, 

But who in this weary old world can tell, 

If it's here or beyond the grave? 



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or sweets. 

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Vol. IV 111. 



SAN FRANCISCO. JANUARY 21. 1899. 



Numl 



urdarby Ihr proprietor. FltKo HARRIOTT 
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J 'RE Treadwell, passed sentence on the keeper of an 
opium joint last Monday, and in doing so took occasion 
to say that he should show no mercy to that class of offend- 
ers, as these joints are responsible for the utter moral and 
physical wreck of numberless young men and women in 
this city. The Judge is right. To a far greater extent 
than is generally supposed are the evils of the opium habit 
prevalent here. Judge Treadwell can perform few ser- 
vices of a more profitable character in the performance of 
his duty than a rig d adherence to this voluntary official 
pledge. Violaters of the laws should get the limit every 
time they are brought before the courts. 



SDI'LITERATION of food products seems to be un- 
checked in this city, if one may accept the report of 
the Board of Health chemist. At last Wednesday's meet- 
ing he declared that, out of fourteen samples of coffee 
analyzed, he had found but two of them unadulterated 
with chicory, cereals, fig seeds, corn husks, or other 
foreign substances. Evidently the employees <f the Board 
need an overhauling, or are inadequate to the perform- 
ance of their duties. A vigorous, crusade should be made 
against the dealers who, by modified thievery, steal their 
patron's money. The names of merchants who thus de- 
ceive the public should be published. The general knowl- 
edge that they do not sell honest goods would very quickly 
bring them to a different and more wholesome understand- 
ing of their sins. 

SOMETIME the coming summer the league of Bimetal- 
lic Clubs of the Ohio Valley, will hold a convention at 
St. Louis for the purpose of booming the white metal 
ghost for 1900. It is also noted that among the list of 
speakers alieady engaged for that gathering are William 
Jennings Bryan and ex-Governor Altgeld of Illinois. Bryan 
will have a very heavy load to carry, no matter however 
respectable the company he may keep; and if he associates 
with the first representative of anarchy and nihilism in the 
United States, he would have been wiser had he stuck to 
his commission in the volunteer service. The financial 
revolution for which Bryan stood made a Republican out 
of many a Democrat in 1890; and if he trots around the 
country with the blatant anarchist, he will be buried so 
deep that the resurrection will not unearth him. 

SSSEMBLYMAN Arnerich of Santa Clara has intro- 
duced a bill at Sacramento which provides that the 
Normal schools at San Jose, Chico, Los Angeles, and San 
Diego shall be known as State Normal schools, with the 
usual commission of five members, each of whom shall 
employ a Secretary at $150 per annum; and this com- 
mittee shall formulate rules, etc. , and report annually to the 
Governor. Mr. Arnerich were better employed in intro- 
ducing a bill to cut down rather than increase expenses in 
the normal schools. The normal school is a luxury, and 
there are many poor people who have great difficulty in 
paying their school tax whose children are as completely 
prevented from participating in the more liberal education 
the normals by circumstances over which their parents 
have no control, as if they were inhabitauts of the moon. 
Still their earnings go to keep up the normal departments. 



RENT efforts to crush the pool ill 
are apparently made in good faith, and! if the pull is 
not manifested in the selection of jurors, the evil that has 
dragi !i in dishonor In this city will be 

throttled. The men who < the gambling faki 

no better than highwaymen. They are a sort of connect- 
ing link between the semi- respectable element and r 
ni/.ed thugs, pickpockets, and garroters. Chief Lees. 
Judge Treadwell, and Attorney Carpenter declare that 
they are in the fight to stay, and they make a combination 
that should be able to shut up every poolroom in the city. 



THE Republican members cf the Legislature are 
making an effort to knock out the Belsbaw Act, by 
which the number of attaches may be extended at the will 
of the members, but it is tot likely that the effort will suc- 
ceed. The increased expense as contemplated would 
mean a virtual waste of $200 per day. C. M. Belsbaw, to 
whom the people of the State are indebted for this check 
upon official extravagance, is representing the Twenty- 
fourth Assembly District for the third time. He is a resi- 
dent of Anlioch, is a prominent Republican, and was a 
candidate for Speaker, but withdrew in favor of Mr. 
Wright, who was elected. 



GENERAL Harrison Gray Otis, who went out to Manila 
in the volunteer service, has written a letter to Col- 
lector Jackson, in which he says that the Americans are 
certain masters of the situation, and that there is not 
much sickness among the troops. As to the former state- 
ment the General's opinion should be of some value; but 
the universal testimony of volunteers is that there is much 
sickness in Manila, and that perhaps twenty per cent, of 
the men are unfit for duty. Private letters of undoubted 
judgment from other officers at the island portray a 
rather discouraging condition of affairs among the soldiers. 
There can be no doubt that the climate of the Philippines 
tells heavily against the white race, and that the develop- 
ment of Philippine resources under the stars and stripes 
or any other ilag, will have to be done by native labor. 
The General evidently left his fine sense of observation at 
Los Angeles. 

CALIFORNIA has too many useless commissions — too 
many men who are neither ornamental nor useful, for 
whose indolence the State is paying large salaries. All 
of these should be abolished. Tbey are suppli mented by 
official paraphernalia, rents, clerks, secretaries, stenogra- 
phers, and et ceteras ad infinitum; but there are some 
State boards that are worth several times the money paid 
out for their maintenance. Among them is the Good Roads 
Commission. The labors of this committee have been of a 
practical character in a practical cause. There are few 
betterments more urgently required in this State than 
good roads. The amount of money that is wasted annually 
because of bad highways by the agricultural interests of 
California are literally millions of dollars. A system of 
permanent State highways is absolutely necessary. Roads 
good the year round are wanted by the whole people — 
those near the railroads and cities as well as those in re- 
mote districts; and they can never be had unless an in- 
telligent commission, such as we now have, is maintained 
for a number of years. We note that Grove L. Johnson 
has introduced a bill whose object is the abolishment of 
the commission. The News Letter hopes the gentlemen, 
upon full investigation, will see the wisdom of maintaining 
this newly-created but highly-important board. 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



January 21, 1899. 



THE SENATORIAL CONTEST AT SACRAMENTO. 



THE mendacious and hypocritical daily press of this 
city is just now busy dragging the Senatorial toga in 
the mire, and with loud acclaim declaring that such cor- 
ruption was never heard of before; thereby lessening the 
influence of our Senators in Washington, and heaping dis- 
grace upon the State. All of this in the face of the 
notorious fact that there is a legitimate use for money in 
elections, and that it is invariably made use of by candi- 
dates who would spurn anything like a suggestion of 
bribery. Advertising, public halls, brass bands and fire- 
works cannot be had for nothing, yet elections cannot be 
held, as times go, without these necessary accessories to 
success. The very newspapers that are now holding up their 
hands in pretended horror at the bare thought of an 
Assemblyman having paid money to "get there," are the 
most rapacious in their demands upon National, State, 
and County committees for money aid with which to con- 
duct campaign fights. All three of the morning dailies 
have had personal experience in Senatorial contests, and 
it is no secret that they placed an unusual amount of 
money where they expected it would do the most good. 
Two out of three of those newspapers were bought for the 
express purpose of making their proprietors United 
States Senators, and the third is now held and run with 
the same end in view. But in no case have they been 
content to rest their claims on their newspaper showing. 
Money, and a great deal of it, has first and last been pat 
out by them to influence elections. One of them, though 
a most earnest candidate, never succeeded in coming 
within sight of the Toga and yet has complained bitterly 
ever since of the large expenditure his failure cost him. 
Another has an ambition to become a local Boss, and elect 
a Senator, and although he has already speEt large sums 
he has not yet succeeded in either. The third was bought 
by its deceased proprietor for political purposes, and 
proved to be one of the few instances in which a news- 
paper helped its proprietor's political ambitions, but that 
was only because he had sense enough to keep out of its 
management and leave that to people gifted with political 
prescience, but, even with that aid, he poured out money 
like water, and, to-day, the newspaper he left as part of 
his estate, has not influence enough to elect his son and 
heir to the humble position of a public pound keeper. 

We are not recalling these things by way of reprisal, or 
attack, at all, but because they are historical truths of 
which the newspapers in question and the public in general 
need to be reminded at this particular juncture. In the 
face of their own past doings it is simply unblushing 
effrontery for these newspapers to try to hound men to 
ruin for doing in a small and legitimate way that which 
they did on a large scale and for illegitimate purposes. A 
terrible hullabaloo is being made about the fact that 
Ulysses S. Grant advanced money, prior to the campaign, 
to legislative candidates, in close districts, with which to 
make their calling and election sure. The man, or news- 
paper, that says there is anything wrong about that is a 
fraud and a humbug. It is done all over the land, and by 
the best men the country knows. Of course, if this were 
Utopia, the "free and independent" voters would need no 
drumming up, but would march to the polls in all their 
strength, needing no assistance and no advice as to how 
they should vote. But California h not that kind of a 
place. It has a way of taking things as it finds them, and, 
among other things, it finds that the men who win a seat 
in the Senate lose nothing in the end, by paying for elec- 
tioneering activity. That is what Grant did for Wright 
and probably for others. When questioned, he frankly 
admitted what he had done, and saw no harm in it. He 
has long mixed with Senators in Washington, and no 
doubt has been accustomed to hear such things talked of 
as a matter of course. The Ne\ys Letter does not think- 
that California owes the Senatorship to Mr. Grant, but 
concedes that in promptly admitting the truth, he has 
proven himself a gentleman rather than a politician. Most 
men in his position would have denied it. Our comments 
so far, have been directed at the practice of helping 
friendly candidates to win a practice common to all parts 
of the world in which popular elections are held. Without 
assistance in campaigns no party could exist. The direct 
buying of popular and Legislative votes is another and 



very different thing. If anybody has been guilty of it at 
Sacramento, a devil's island should be prepared for him, 
and he should be Dreyfusized. There is no charge and no 
appearance of anything of the kind having taken place up 
to the present. Colonel Burns is shown by the evidence, 
so far as taken, to be making a clean fight, as well as a 
brave one. The two newspaper proprietors who want the 
place are making a bitter fight against him, but he will 
defeat them sure. He will either be elected himself, or 
name the man who is, which will be a defeat for the news- 
papers in either case. The allegations of corruption at 
Sacramento are wild, and are doing the State harm. The 
scenes enacted when Buckley elected a Senator are happily 
conspicuous by their absence. 

Sensible The Secretary of the Board of 

Recommendations. Health presented a report at the 
last meeting of that body which 
strikes the ear of the layman taxpayer as being emi- 
ently practical and timely. The Secretary's report 
shows that in order to come out even at the end of the 
fiscal year $3,0(10 must be saved; and he points out the 
way in which this can be done without impairing the ser- 
vice. As demonstrating the expenditure of funds not ab- 
solutely necessary, the Secretary shows that the officers 
of the department are allowed $312 for transportation, 
when $102 would cover the outlay. The positions of cigar 
factory, laundry, bakery and one garbage inspector might 
be abolished without loss, and four food inspectors dis- 
missed. As to the food inspectors, if the showing made 
of coffees — twelve badly adulterated specimens out of 
fourteen sampled— may be acoepted as a criterion of the 
efficiency of these employees, there would be small loss in 
firing the entire outfit. The salary of the veterinary 
surgeon is $150 per month. This is more money than 
the position is now worth, and half that amount would 
pay him well. We have an assistant vaccinator who has 
nothing to do but draw down his salary. This sinecure 
should be cut off. With these and one or two other re- 
ductions the saving to the department would reach $700 
per month. No one wants to cripple the Health Depart- 
ment, for it has been one of the most energetic in the city 
government; but there appears no valid reason for main- 
taining all these men on the pay-roll, and as the funds will 
be short by something like $3,000 at the end of the fiscal 
year if vigorous retrenchment be not inaugurated, the 
present would be a most appropriate time to use the 
pruning knife. Secretary Welch's suggestions are very 
well worth the serious consideration of the Board of 
Health. 

How We Took Santiago, A lieutenant in the Spanish 
From a army, Don Jose Tejiero by 

Spanish Point of View, name, very recently published 
in Madrid a book entitled "The 
Combats and Capitulation of Santiago de Cuba." It is the 
first full account to hand from Spanish sources. Stationed 
at Santiago before the arrival of Cervera's squadron, he 
was an eye-witness of much that took place, and from his 
own diary, and from accounts given him by other partici- 
pants in the land battles and in the great sea fight, he is 
enabled to give a connected and consecutive story of each 
day's events. He includes in his book official documents, 
the returns of killed and wounded, and the paper drawn 
up by the Spanish officers advising Toral to surrender. 
The records are valuable as showing the valor of our men, 
and the hopeless mismanagement the Spanish cause suf- 
fered under from the first. The lieutenant launches into 
no complaints against those who left Santiago to its fate, 
but is content to let the truth supply its own best com- 
mentary. He tells that when Cervera entered Santiago 
he bad reason to expect that he would be joined by the 
other squadron, then at the Cape Verde Islands; he knew, 
in spite of the rejoicings in Spain, that the failure to re- 
inforce him meant that his fleet was doomed. So did all 
the military authorities in Santiago. Both the naval and 
army authorities there at once marked out what would be 
the probable plan of attack followed by the Americans. 
The blockade, the military expedition, the shelling of the 
city by the fleet, the siege, and its predestined end, were 
anticipated precisely as they occurred. "Yet what was 



January 21, 1899. 



FRANC \VS I.ICTTI-R. 



■ut to prepare I 



to be 

was but to begin with. 

■ was a margin of nin. 1 before the b nokade 

:'-tn> Jamaica, hut not 
p's load entered. After it was loo late 
iiade to run in cargoes, but of course the 
captured them all, and whether they apr 

/lit, for the blockad. ired to ha* 

lire that a small boat with muflled oars coulii not 
Then there was the question of re-bforceo 
Fifteen or twenty thousand troops were within hail at 
Holquin, Manzanillo and elsewhere, but not a battalion 
moved. Finally, when again too late, General Escario 
marched his 3,000 men from Manzanillo, only to arrive 
after the fighting was over, and to hasten the surrender 
of the garrison by the earlier exhaustion of their meagre 
supplies. The story is told of how Cervera's fleet went 
out to be destroyed. Short of coal, short of guns, short 
of ammunition, with boilers and engines out of order, the 
ships were lost before they sailed. No one knew this more 
certainly than Cervera and his men. They went out only 
on the most peremptory orders, and they went out to cer- 
tain destruction. The serene courage with which they 
did it fully justifies Lieutenant Tejiero in asserting that 
July ".rd, in spite of its disastrous results, was a glorious 
day for Spain. No country ever saw her sons go to cer- 
tain death with a calmer bravery. It is a fine picture 
that is given of the gallant Admiral on his flagship at the 
moment of clearing the channel. Already the Maria 
Teresa was under a hail of shot; already the dead and 
wounded were thick on her decks and in her batteries. 
But the Admiral coolly stepped to the ship's side to see 
the pilot off, and called out, smiling: "Good-bye, pilot. 
Hurry out of this! They mustn't fail to pay you, for you 
have earned your money." 

Of the fighting on land the Lieutenant speaks in warm 
praise, and with a certain surprise at the intrepid dash 
of the Americans charging entrenchments filled with men 
armed with modern repeating rifles. But the Spanish 
regulars lived up to that proudest Spanish boast, that 
they "know how to die." Out of 520 men in the trenches 
at El Caney, only 80 came out , alive, and most of them 
were wounded. It was the Twenty-ninth Battalion that 
bore the brunt of this deadly assault, and Lieutenant 
Tejiero says that after the surrender, whenever Ameri- 
cans saw a Spanish soldier with "29" on his collar, they 
immediately fell to shaking his hand, and offering to treat 
him. When told by a brother officer of the attentions 
lavished upon him in the American Hospital, Senor 
Tejiero innocently wrote: — "So it was only the American 
Government and the jingoes who were bloodthirsty." At 
the same time, he is frank to acknowledge the mis- 
government of Cuba and admits, while he deplores, the 
excessive cruelty practised, which went far, he says, to 
excuse, if it did not justify foreign interference. It is due 
to General Shafter to say that be claims to have known 
all about the conditions in Santiago; he kuew that he had 
but to strike a telling blow, and that capitulation would 
follow. He rushed his men to the front before they had 
become enervated by the climate, and so got out of them 
the best work they were capable of. In another week, he 
says, he knew most of them would be on the sick list, as 
they were. It is perhaps a sufficient answer to his critics 
that he succeeded. AH is well that ends well. 



Imprisonment For There is nothing new at all, in the 
Fraud, proposal of the Butchers and Grocers' 

But Not For Debt. Association to imprison a dishonest 
debtor, who, having ample means to 
pay, refuses. He is not in that case, imprisoned for debt, 
but for the fraudulent act of incurring an obligation with- 
out any intention to liquidate it. If, for instance, the 
creditor proves that his debtor has colorably assigned 
away his goods and chattels to another, without considera- 
tion," and for the fraudulent purpose of cheating his 
creditor, surely the law ought to provide some remedy for 
so palpable a case of dishonesty. The bill introduced by 
the Butchers and Grocers is almost an exact copy of a 
law that has been in operation in Australian colonies for 



•hau thirt i( | t,-, work 

try ami other llritisl 

met with just thi 

now It was said I 

of the old, ami very obnoxious practice of impt 
ing ni' > of their inability to pay a debt, 1 

no one who had ever read CharN 

of the Marshal sea prison, could ever think 

ioiing imprisonment for debt, and it was not without 
difficulty that men could be made to see that irabi!:: 
pay was but a misfortune, whereas ability to pay, coupled 
with an intention not to do so, was a fraud and a crime. 
Oltlmately the new idea found favor, and became a law in 
as liberty-loving a land as there is on earth. The fact that 
it still remains in full operation, is evidence sufficient that 
it has not proven oppressive. But there was never the 
need for such an enactment in any other state that exists 
to-day in California. We have heretofore legislated wholly 
in the interest of the non-paying and dishonest debtor. 
Almost everything he can own, such as a homes 
piano, furniture, pictures, horses, buggy, cows, cultivated 
etc., are placed in the list of exemptions and 

"attachable for any purpose, and, moreover, if the 
assignee of a bankrupt collects any sum under $5,000, the 
court must set it aside for the use of the bankrupt. Out- 
laws for the collection of debts are so many premiums on 
dishonesty. They are palpably constructed to favor fraud. 
It is time they were headed in the other direction. In the 
end, it is the poor that suffer most. They are denied 
credit when they most need it, or are charged a higher 
price in order to cover the large percentage of loss 
suffered by the storekeeper. 



Report of the Interstate We are in receipt of advance 
Commerce Commission, sheets of the twelfth annual re- 
port of the Interstate Com- 
merce Commission, issued for "the immediate use of the 
press." It appears that the Commission is in a bad way. 
It can draw its salary, but can do nothing else. It states 
in broad terms that successive decisions of the Supreme 
Court of the United States have refined away the whole 
act from which it derives whatever authority it claims. It 
says nothing further can be done until important legisla- 
tion is had. Meanwhile it waxes indignant, and affirms 
that the situation has become intolerable both from the 
standpoint of the public and of the carriers. Tariffs are 
disregarded, discriminations constantly occur, the price 
at which transportation can be obtained is fluctuating and 
uncertain. Railroad managers are distrustful of each 
other, and shippers all the while in doubt as to the rates 
secured by their competitors. The volume of traffic is so 
unusual as to frequently exceed the capacity of equip- 
ment, yet the contest for tonnage seems never to be re- 
laxed. Enormous sums are spent in purchasing business, 
and secret rates are accorded far below the published 
schedules. The general public gets little benefit from 
these reductions, for concessions are mainly confined to 
the heavier shippers. All of which tends to pull down 
small businesses, to build up large ones, and to seriously 
affect public morality. The Commission is at great pains 
to prove that all of these allegations are true, by citing 
evidence that it has taken under oath in different parts of 
the country during the past year. A cursory glance at 
the proofs furnished leaves the impression that an over- 
whelming case is made out. It is not difficult to agree 
with the Commission that an escape from this mixed con- 
dition of things is as desirable in the interests of the rail- 
roads as it is in those of the traveling and shipping public. 
An earnest appeal to Congress is made for an amending 
act, and it ought to be listened to at once. The railroad 
business of the country needs to be put upon a footing 
that all can understand. When it is, the occupation of 
such papers as the yellow journal will be gone, and the 
railroads will become intrenched in the confidence of the 
people. The dailies should cease their personal attacks, 
reprint the Commerce Commission's report, and there- 
after be content with advocating the reforms of the prac- 
tical experts. In that way, and in that alone, they have 
it in their power to serve the public. 



SA.N KKAM'ISCU NEWS LETTER. 



January 21, 1899. 



The Mutual Electric 
Light Company. 



The public will remember that some 
time ago a monster petition was 
presented to the old Board of Sup- 
ervisors asking that permission be granted the Mutual 
Electric Light Company to erect poles along the streets 
outside the fire limits, to be used in stringing wires for 
transmission of power and light, and that the petition, 
representing many millions of property and thousands of 
the influential residents of the city, was turned down. The 
Mutual Company appeared before the new Board of Super- 
visors, recently, with this petition, and was accorded fair 
treatment. The petition was read and referred in due 
course to the street committee. At a meeting of that 
committee on last Thursday the matter, a very important 
one to ever consumer of light and power in the city, came 
up, with the just and gratifying result that the petition 
will be reported upon favorably at the next meeting of the 
Board of Supervisors. There can be no reasonable doubt 
of the final action of the Board, as every consideration of 
public utility and convenience demands that the petition be 
granted in the fullest and most complete manner. 

The Mutual Electric Light Company is no stranger to 
the business community of the city. Organized in the 
latter part of 1SH4, about the middle of August following 
it began furnishing power and light to the down-towD 
districts, and has since that time steadily increased its 
business until at present its wires are laid all over the manu- 
facturing portion of the city and are being rapidly ex- 
tended. The necessity of obtaining permission to erect 
poles for the purpose of transmitting light in the resi- 
dence district grew out of the heavy cost of placing all 
wires underground. Until permission for the overhead 
system shall be operative the company vc ill be unable to 
serve the residence part of the city. Now that the Street 
Committee has very wisely determined to report the peo- 
ple's petition favorably, the company will proceed at the 
earliest possible moment to give the entire city the bene- 
fit of its superior and economical service. 

The Mutual Electric Light Company is prepared to 
take care of all the business that may offer. It is a 
wealthy company, backed by millions of money, and its 
plant on Howard street is the most complete to be found 
anywhere. All the very latest appliances and economical 
machinery are in place, were bought and put together for 
the purpose of making electricity and furnishing it in any 
quantity at the lowest possible cost to the consumer. 

The action of the Street Committee finds hearty com- 
mendation on all sides, for it means that hereafter there 
will be direct competition in electric lighting throughout 
tin- city. It is quite as much a victory for the consumers 
of light and power as it is for the company. There will be 
no more high-priced monopoly in electric light in San 
FrancUcc. 

CITY and County Attorney Lane has submitted an ex- 
haustive opinion to the Supervisors, in which he holds 
that the board has abundant authority to extend the Park 
panhandle to Market street. There are so many reasons 
for the proposed improvement that it should be unneces- 
sary to point them out; but we note with regret that pro 
tests have already been made against the extension of the 
Park, the claim being made that there are schools and 
sewers and streets needed in outlying sections which should 
be first attended to. No doubt there are many opportuni- 
ties for the intelligent expenditure of money in the Sunset 
and Richmond districts, and it is equally true that in good 
time they will be secured. If we are to wait until all the 
wants of the city are supplied before turning attention 10 
the artistic and the beautiful, then further talk of a 
greater San Francisco in the best and most elevated con- 
ception of the words, is profitless as the idle winds. If 
local jealousies are to enter into the field, we shall not get 
anywhere. It may be very greatly questioned whether 
the sweeping resolutions for these permanent betterments, 
adopted by the Supervisors at their last meeting, are not 
so broad as to defeat their commendable object. To un- 
dertake too much is to insure failure in all. 



1898 Custom-House Statistics 

Show importations in 1808 of 80,855 cases G. H. Mumm's Extra Dry. 
SL' 'M'.i more than any other brand. Made of choicest grapes and 
first pressings. Bottles will bear green neckband and star label. 



OWING TO ENFORCED REMOVAL 
OF THE TURKISH RUG CO. 

I will sell THEIR ENTIRE STOCK 

At absolute 

AUCTION 

Commencing flonday, January 16th, at 

10:30 a. in., and 2:30 p. 111., 

AT 

123 Geary Street 

The sale continues one week, same hours daily. 

Any article will be put up without reserve on 
request and sold to the highest bidder. 

SALE POSITIVE. 

All Goods /lust be Sold. 

Stock consists of the choicest and rarest 
Antique Rugs and Carpets ; Carved and Inlaid 
Furniture, Arms, Lanterns, Curios, etc. 

A. W. LOUDERBACK, 

Art Auctioneer 



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Leaves S:»n Francisco 10 p m. Tuesday and Saturday 

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January t- 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 




•' EfMl 

GIVKN a credulous public, 3d enterprising and smioth 
manipulator with plausible tongue and a genius fir 
getting much for little, and you have a combination capa- 
ble of transferring the public's shekels from one pocket to 
the other with startling ease and swiftness. Sales of 
"rare art treasures " are the usual method of working 
the people, for it is always easy to deceive as to the true 
character and value of the stuff sold. The plan is to get a 
list of names from the Blue Book, and by a number of per- 
sonal letters, usually mailed from London or Paris, to call 
the attention of possible buyers to the rare treasures of 
some foreign njinei! art collector, that have been bought 
at a prodigious bargain and are to be offered without re- 
serve. The further away from the alleged home the 
" treasures " >.'et, the less likely is the fake to be discov- 
ered, and it costs no more to have them come from the 
home of Arabi the Blest thau it does to label them Con- 
Stantinople. When the trap has been thus alluringly 
baited, the sale begins and the business goes forward with 
a rush. Tnere is no lack of bidders, and when a genuine 
buyer, carried away by the excitement of the scene, in- 
cautiously chips in, the celerity with which the article is 
knocked down to him carries with it more surprise than 
gratification; failing to bid, much of the junk is run up 
to high figures, and knocked down to mysterious-looking 
gentlemen whose countenances grow more familiar to vis- 
itors as the sale proceeds. These are usually rich noble- 
men who have personally followed the collection from 
Bombay or Xaples or Venice in pursuit of some of the 
rarest antiques. These connoisseurs received no letters 
of advice from London or Paris, but by some means be- 
come possessed of the knowledge that the crockery and 
castings were to be shipped from Sutter street to Geary, 
and followed up the scent. 

WH EN our soulless Solons get through wrangling over 
the United States Senatorship, and complete their 
investigation of the characters of men who have none, the 
Crier hopes that they may do something to the many fake 
doctors who walk the earth over the heads of their vic- 
tims. Many people come half-witted into this world; they 
are prayed at and preyed upon by all the frauds, chief of 
whom are the electric belters. These creatures ritsg every 
change on electricity and wring all the change out of the 
poor, deluded sufferers, whom they systematically betray 
and defraud; they live as near the penitentiary as lax laws 
and chronic miscarriage of justice will permit without 
breaking through its walls. They promise to cure every- 
thing from stone in the bladder to strabismus, and they 
lie with a relish. CaUfornia wants a law that will tax 
these human jackals out of existence and into hades. 

THE Crier's sympathies are all for General Shafter, 
who has just arrived here. He had to run the 
gauntlet of two hundred pairs of female Texan lips as he 
passed through that State on his way to San Francisco. 
They called the General "Pecos Bill" in the wide and wild 
Texas prairies fifteen years ago, and the loyal Texan 
maidens love him for the "good Indians" he made in 1883. 
They didn't get a chance at Hobson, and as General 
Shafter was the next best thing, they closed in on him and 
literally saturated the hero of Santiago with a superfine 
quality of gummy glucose. 

TWO fools went hunting near Santa Cruz last Sunday, 
and one of them, going into a clump of bushes, was 
immediately fired upon by his companion, who imagined 
that some quail were there. The aim of the huntsman, as 
is usual in such cases, was unerring, and his victim's face 
received a charge of shot. The fire was not returned, 
possibly owing to the fact that this is the close season for 
jackasses. 



THE < a i eh has frequently pricked tl 
cal ambition- of tJ, 8 'rant, .Ir. The southern 
part of tin need a great many unique and 

remarkable things ranging from mortgages to man 
fr.>m liooms to bummers— political and otherwise, but the 
mental Invertebl ted "f trying to 

buy his wuy into the Senate of the Dnlted State- 
tailless tadpole of the political pool of ! 
garded as the only one of its kind ever turned out by that 
district. The good book says "a prophet is not without 
honor save in his own country.' Grant can never mas- 
querade, anywhere, as a prophet if this be as true now 
as when it was written — for obvious reasons. How a 
blush of shame would kindle in the face of the great 
soldier, were he living and could read the story of hie 
barter of his name to climb into a seat he would be lost 
in. The eternal fitness of things is out of joint when this 
youngling is dragged into view; for he fits nothing — and 
least of all the name an inscrutable Providence gave him. 

SWEET are the uses of adversity; also dear is a cer- 
tain cheap notoriety to the ministers of the gospel. 
The hungry zeal with which many of the brethren plunge 
into the discussion of political corruption, shows that their 
lightning-rods are up like an auctioneer's Hag. Small 
opportunity presents itself to brandish their rusty spiritual 
rapiers until public attention is called through a subsidized, 
unreliable and prejudiced press to some prominent char- 
acter by whose light they creep into a temporary eleva- 
tion and find an inexpensive method of advertising their 
cheap personality. The God of Mammon holds the keys to 
many of the temples dedicated to the Almighty's service; 
and the masqueraders in their pulpits leave a mark on 
every text they touch that looks more like Satan than 
salvation. 

MEREDITH and Moore— alliterative and evil; the 
11 Chinese Inspector and the Government agent; one 
accused of felicitous connubiations with fetching and frolic- 
some young females, the other of an interest in the Chiue.se 
question that exceeds the bounds of morality and his oath 
of office. The insinuation that Meredith aided the im- 
portation of Chinawomen of whose character there was no 
question, and the intimation that Moore exported all 
women of whose character there was any question, draws 
the deadly parallel upon both these enterprising gentle- 
men in a way that is likely to give them an opportunity of 
earning their salt hereafter. 

ftNONYMOUS letter writers should always be regarded 
with contempt and their products as unworthy of 
notice. Coroner Hill dug up a body this week on the 
written statement of "A Friend" of the deceased woman, 
who claimed that poison had played a hand in a grewsome 
game that terminated in her demise. Now the Coroner 
is hunting for the mysterious correspondent, who prom- 
ised to come forward at the right time. Rainbow chasing 
is a profitable occupation compared to the effort of trac- 
ing crime and criminals on the testimony of anonymous 
letter writers, and this assertion will now be endorsed by 
our friend the Coroner. 

IF the Crier had the choosing of a time and place where 
a wild Irishman, or any other kind of a man, could most 
profitably engage his time in perforating the air with 
pistol bullets, he would say about 10 a. m., and the Larkin 
street corridor of the City Hall. That one Shaughcessy 
fired his pistol twice at that ill-smelling point and bagged 
nothing worse than a Howard-street saloon keeper, is both 
amazing and disappointing. With any kind of ordinary 
luck the two chambers of his revolver should have mangled 
at least a half-dozen police court lawyers, giving half- 
strangled Justice a chance and the prisoners a show to get 
away without having their pockets picked. 

ATTORNEY Reynolds, according to a morning papej 1 
has been on both sides of several cases in the police 
courts, and has had small difficulty in getting continuance 
on request of "counsel on the other side" whenever it 
suited his convenience. This fact would make trouble of a 
serious kind anywhere outside of San Francisco, where 
lawyers are supposed to account to no one but. the Bar 
Association for their remarkable and active thrift. 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTKK 



January 2r, 1899. 




'We obey no wand but Pleasure's."— Tom Moore. 

I CANNOT go so far as to say that I found The Idol's 
Eye positively amusing:, but comparatively it deserves 
some commendation. Its authors were probably not much 
troubled with any ambition to gain for it a high place 
among comic operas, but consider themselves "well satis- 
fied if it has served to while away an idle hour or two," 
which is the nicest way for a man to say that he hopes his 
work will catch on and pay. Of course every man who 
works for the public amusement hopes his work will catch 
on and pay, for though it may be for art first that such 
an one lives, it is to please the people last. Some authors 
for their own satisfaction work in as much good stuff as 
the people can possibly bear, and even fool them a little 
by giving them better than they think they are getting, 
but nothing of that sort seems to have been tried by Mr. 
Harry B. Smith and Mr. Victor Herbert. I should say 
that The Idol's Eye takes a tolerably respectable position 
in the class next below The Geisha. 

Most people know just about how good Mr. Harry B. 
Smith's librettos are: they all get beyond stupid and stop 
short of brilliant. In The Idol's Eye Mr. Smith has a 
good, and, as far as I know, original subject, which is pro- 
lific of comic possibilities. He has conceived the compli- 
cations of the second act with a fair amount of drollery, 
but is not particularly conscientious in the coherent de- 
velopment of his story. His principal character is an 
aeronaut; the only reason for making him an aeronaut 
seems to be to let him make his entrances and exits in a 
balloon. He is brought on in a series of grotesque cos- 
tumes which might just as well be any other costumes; 
fancy is allowed full play, and fancy without a purpose is 
seldom amusing. Therefore I fail to be diverted when, in 
act two, Mr. Frank Daniels appears in a brief yellow 
satin petticoat — why a yellow satin petticoat for an 
aeronaut? Of course I know the author's reason why — it 
is so that it may drop off whenever the Scotchman says 
"Hoots mon." The point is not very refined, and I can- 
not see that it is so screamingly funny, either, especially 
as it is repeated about twelve times during the opera, but 
the dismay engendered at the loss of what I may call a 
critical garment is always safe for a loud laugh in a mixed 
audience, and though it may be the laugh of embarrass- 
ment, it sounds just the same as the laugh of pleasure. I 
did not detect any memorably brisrht lines in the piece, 
one of Mr. Smith's methods of being witty is by the use of 
wrong or unsuitable adjectives, and most of Mr. Daniels' 
interpolated jests are of the music hall bind. 

There is not much to say for the music. The most pre- 
tentious of it is in the contralto solo and chorus at the be- 
ginning of the temple scene. The solo is sung by Miss 
Kate Uart. who has one of those gruff contraltos with a 
hillock in the middle which has constantly to be climbed 
over or got around. There are several bright choruses 
which are well sung by a particularly nice-looking chorus, 
but none of the solos or solo voices are meant to be taken 
seriousiy, except Miss Uart's, which is quite a serious 
affair. 

# * * 

Kissing is allowed to be comic. The squeaking or the 
gloating kiss always amuses the major part of an audience, 
but public kissing beyond a certain point is a little dis- 
gusting. I think Mr. Frank Daniels goes beyond this 
point. The audience is asked to watch him for several 
moments in the temple scene while he makes a slow tour 
of two rows of kneeling maidens, and imprints comic 
kisses on their lips. Otherwise Mr. Daniels' work is quite 
unobjectionable. I believe Mr. Daniels has largely en- 
deared himself to San Franciscans by his exploits in farce- 
comedy in times past, but he has never endeared himself 



to me because I have never seen him before, and so view 
his work in The Idol's Eye without a bias. He had several 
rather funny little inspirations of his own, and his author 
has provided him with some effective eccentric business 
when he takes the idol Juggernaut's place. The part calls 
for no real acting, and, as it is not a character, demands 
no responsibility in characterization. 

There is an air of affluence about the production which 
is always comfortable to contemplate, and the scenery is 
unusually pretty, even for comic opera. The beauty of 
the chorus girls is quite remarkable, and they can sing 
well, too, which is also worth remarking — beauty of face 
and voice is not so common in chorus girls as it is gener- 
ally supposed to be. The principals are not required to 
sing, except a bit of patter here and there, and the 
priestess's solo which I have mentioned before, but they 
are all well up to the requirements of their parts. Mr. 
Wheelan as the Scotchman, Mr. Danforth as the Cuban, 
and Miss Uart as the priestess, all do excellent work of 
its kind, and Miss Helen Redmond as Maraquita, and 
Miss Norma Kopp as Damayanti, both look extremely 
well, Miss Redmond being, in fact, a regular stunner. 
* * * 

There seems to be nothing but comic operas to be seen 
at the theatres this week — at least there are two. The 
other one is The Widding Day at the Tivoli, which is quite 
one of the best productions I ever remember to have seen 
there. It is by Stanislaus Stange and Julian Edwards, 
the author and composer of that very tiresome and char- 
acterless opera called Brian Bora, but there is nothing 
tiresome or characterless about The Widding Day. It is 
sprightly and it tells a good story, and the character is 
quite French and spiced with naughtiness. Somehow 
nothing ever seems as naughty as it should do at the 
Tivoli. I suppose it is because the Tivoli company is so 
familiar, and it is hard to identify people fully with their 
parts when you have seen them in all kinds of parts or 
know them personally; there never seems to be a sugges- 
tion of impropriety when the Tivoli chorus girls appear in 
tights, we know so exactly what shape each one's are and 
how she will comport them, and though I would not like to 
say that familiarity breeds contempt, in such a connec- 
tion, it robs the exposure of its excitement. There is 
naughtiness enough to shock the daily papers into their 
most moral poses if The Wedding Day was played by a 
visiting company; but as it is, one smiles indulgently on 
sundry little indelicacies of Polycop and Mrs. Polycop and 
the Due de Bouillon, because they are played by our old 
friends, Mr. Stevens, Miss Myers and Mr. Pruette. There 
is nothing so very dreadful about it all, anyway, but I 
want to encourage the Tivoli's production of The Wedding 
Day because I think it is good enough to deserve plentiful 
patronage, and I have been told that nothing advertises a 
show so well as the suggestion that it is risque. The 
Frawleys attributed the fact that they did the best busi- 
ness of the season with Lost — 24 Hours to the indignation 
of some of the ladies of the press, who thought it im- 
proper. 

I will not go into the complications of the plot, which 
suggest a French origin, for there is nothing so tiresome 
to write or to read as a condensed description of a comic 
opera story. Mr. Julian Edwards' music is full of life and 
variety, and though occasionally reminiscent both of him- 
self and other people, there are no dull numbers. It is not 
only bright music, it is often good music, and the ensem- 
bles are skilfully managed. After a first hearing I thought 
the trio sung by Miss Lichter, Mr. Boyce and Mr. Pruette, 
with male chorus, near the end of the first act, the most 
attractive number, but there are many worth hearing a 
second time, and this, you know, for modern light opera is 
great praise. 

The Tivoli Company suits the parts well. Mr. Stevens 
has a congenial role as Polycop the baker, and Mr. Pru- 
ette as a blustering and amorous General is well cast. 
Mr. Boyce does his best, no doubt, with the tenor music, 
but his voice is not equal to the task. The two soubrette 
parts are very brightly taken by Miss Myers and Miss 
Lichter, and the music suits Miss Lichter's voice as well 
as any I have heard her sing. Miss Bernice Holmes makes 
her reappearance as Madame de Montbazon, with nothing 
much to do but look imposing, which she does easily. I 



January 21, 1S99. 



I--RAXCISCO M I ii;k. 



wish moke up her mind to girt Mr 

nch or English pronunciation, and DO) 
.'ver work 
and indeed the whole company appears to uni> 
ta«e, and the chorus sim- 

• • • 

iveil at the Alcazar 
for tl eh of Mr. I. K. Stool ■ . 1 Mr. 

Stockwell repeated an old success in the part of Mink 
Jones. Good character work was done by 
Mr. Bacon, and Mr. Daniel Halifax. Very few 
other members of the company had any chance to dis- 
tinguish themselves in their part- Next week Be 
will be ployed. 
» * * 

Tuesday evening I went to hear (Jerome Helmont. 
the fourteen-year-old violinist, whom Ovide Musiu in a lit of 
enthusiasm called "not only a wonder, but an artist 
genius." He seems to have a nice talent and played cor- 
rectly, an J. with sufficient assurance, but not very remark- 
ably even for a boy of fourteen, which is rather an awkward 
age between the prodigy and the full-fledged virtuoso. 
His repertoire is not very exacting: he played de Beriot'a 
seventh concerto, a cradle song and Mazurka Romantii|ue 
by Musin, and Elfentanz by Popper-Sauret, in which he 
strayed somewhat from the pitch, though he generally 
plays well in tune. I suppose such very tall coadjutors as 
Miss Preston and Miss Simmons were chosen to enhance 
Master Helmont's shortness. Miss Preston sings and Miss 
Simmons plays the piano, and each has a very imposing 
stage presence, Miss Simmons, indeed, beingquite a beauty. 
She was becomingly dressed in white, and I had no prefer- 
ence for anything she played, as she looked equally well in 
each piece. Hubert Henry Davies. 

The Orpheum has an excellent all round bill this week. 
The Arbra troupe, of two gentlemen and two ladies of 
Oriental appearance, do an exceptionally good acrobatic 
and musical turn, playing mandolins in impossible situa- 
tions, etc. Max Cincinnati does a clever and novel jug- 
glery turn, Johr.nie Carroll sings a taking song about an 
iceman, and the Musical Avolos are also high in favor with 
their audience. Barton Hill and his company are still 
there, and Papinta with her colored dances. Next week 
Chlorindy and a host of pickaninnies grace the bill. 

Yon Yonson has been the attraction at the California 
Theatre this week, with Mr. Hendricks in the title part. 
Miss Belle Archer will appear at this theatre next week 
in Hoyt's A Contented Woman. 

Frank Daniels and his company will produce The Wizard 
of the Nile, by the authors of The. Idol's Eye, at the Colum- 
bia next week. 

Tennessee's Pardner will be played at the New Comedy 
Dext week. 

The Wedding Day will be continued at the Tivoh till fur- 
ther notice. After it La Perichole. 

Gerome Helmont gives his third concert at the Sherman- 
Clay Hall this afternoon, assisted by the Misses Grace 
Preston and Ida Simmons. 

The Minetti Quintet will give their last concert of the 
season at the Y. M. C. A. Hall this afternoon. The pro- 
gramme consists of Beethoven's String Quartet in G 
Major, op. 18, No. 2, Dvorak's String Quartet in F 
Major, and Schumann's " Maerchenbilder " for viola and 
piano, which will be played by Messrs. Henry Holmes and 
Otto Bendix. 

ORIENTAL. 



c.wto r. 
One nii ht, tbe pcor disconsolate 
Young heiress In her boudoir sate. 
"Would I were beautiful, or desut ! ' 
"Why sov" asked Jenny. 'Don't 

?ou see 
De Smyth won't fall in love wilhmel 
What's gold to mev V\ hat's Jewels? 

What 
The splendid mansion I have got? 
"With half my wealth I'd gladly part 
If I oould win my Alfred's heart " 
"Give me a thousand dollars, Miss, 
And -you shall have that much- 
prized bliss." 
"One Thousand! Jemle!" Julia 

said, 
"I'll double that the day we're wed !" 
'"Tisdone!" exclaimed ihe lady's 
maid, 



"And don't go back from what yi iu 1 ve 
said." 

canto u. 
That night, the magic rl'es begin. 
With a mysterious compound, which 
Made ht r complexion white and rich. 
Hreokles and pimples faded away, 
Line oarkness ar. the smile of day. 
■'How was it doLev" low fair Julia 

cries. 
"I'll tell you how," the maid replleB ; 
"That peerless skin's bright snowy 

gleam 
You owe to Oriental Creaw" 
To close the story, let ne say 
The pair were married Yesterday, 
And sent, for darling Cupid's sake. 
(Gouraud T. Felix) a mighty slice 

of cake. 



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A CONTENTED WOMAN. 

Willi trf-auilful Hello Archer at tbe head or the strongest 
ever Mfk'ani/.cd. 

Com ins: Why Smith Li 



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Proprietor and Manager, 



Tivol 1 Opera house 

Every evening. Successful soenlo production of the meiri 
comic 

THE WEDDING DAY. 

Great ciist; enlarged chorus; augmented orchestra; beautiful 
costumes. Strongest singing company in America. Fun fast 
aud furious. Matinee every Saturday at •.' p. m. 

Next : LA I'EiiniiOLE. 

Popular prices, 25c. and 53c. Our Telephone, Bush 9 

N. B.— A reserved seat for the matinee. 35c. 

r\ | T*L !. Fred Belasco, Lessee. 

fAICaZar I neatre. Mark Thall, Manager. 'Phone Main 254. 

Week of January 23d. Only matinee Saturday. Belasco & De 
Utile's emotional drama, 

MEN AND WOMEN. 

The New York Lyceum Theatre's greatest success. 
Popular prices prevail: 15c, 25c. 35o. 50c 
Next week: Peaceful Valley. 

Oi San Francisco's Greatest Music Hall. O'Farrell St. 

rpneUm ■ between Stockton and Powell streets. 

Week commencing Monday, January 23d. Greatest novelty act 
ever seen on the vaudeville stage. GLO!^ I NDY, or tbe origin 
of the Cake Walk. E. E. Rice's original New York Casino Rat,' 
Time success; thirty people in one act. Wilson & Leicester, 
comedians: the Three Avolos. Max Cincinnati, the Arbras, 
Papinta. George Evans, Johnnie Carroll, assisted by Adie 
Crawford. 

Reserved se.ats 25c : balcony 10c ; opera chairs and box seats 50c 
Matinees Wednesday. Saturday, and Sunday. 



Orpheum- -Extra. 



Sixth concert second series, Thursday afternoon, January 26th, 
at 3 15, of the 

SAN FRANGISGO SYMPHONY SOCIETY 

Fritz Scheel, Musical Director. 

Programme includes: Overture. "Midsummer Night's Dream.'' 
Men elssohn: S mphony, "A Rustio Wedding." Goldmark. 
Prices, 75c, $1 and $1.50. Seats on sale at the OrpLeum on and 
afier Mouday, January 23d. 

Pacific Goast dockey Glub. "b™™ Thack 

"A. marvel in its line "—81, Lorn* Republic. 
Five or more races dally. 

cJAN. 9th to cJAN. 21st. 

Trains leave Third-street Station at 1245 and 1 :15 p. m. Round 
trip tickets, 25 cents. Eleotric cars on Mission and Kearny 
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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



January 21, is., 9 




ULTRA conservatism flourishes in the Pacific-Union 
Club, and any effort at departure from time-honored 
practices is viewed with direst alarm by the coterie of old 
timers. Several very promising plans for improvement 
have fallen through because of the opposition of these 
members. An obstructive and constantly objecting club- 
man is the real leader of this band of patriots. Tney now 
call him "The Donkey," much to his displeasure and to the 
delight of his acquaintances. The reason for the sobri- 
quet is not because he has placed' donkey engines in his 
mines. The machinery is mostly in his mind, his critics 
say, and his nickname is the result of a little anecdote 
with a very apparent moral, told in Major J. L. Rath- 
bone's best style. 

"Down the country, not far from Burlingame," said the 
Major, smilingly, "I once saw four powerful horses drag- 
ging a heavy load up the difficult ascent. They pulled and 
strained, with swollen sinews, in their desperate struggle 
to reach the top; yet inch by inch and foot by foot the load 
moved toward the summit of the hill." 

The Major paused in bis eloquence long enough to assure 
himself that he had the receptive and perceptive attention 
of his hearers. 

" Just as they had almost gained the point," he resumed, 
satisfied on that score, "a small, half-starved donkey, 
which the farmer had fastened to the back of his wagon, 
turned his head half round, began to pull down hill, and 
forthwith brought wagon and load to a standsti.l. So this 
one wretched beast, with his head the wrong way," con- 
cluded the former Consul-General at Paris, with pointed 
accentuation, "was able to nullify the efforts of four good 
horses, struggling upward and onward. 

''Never bi .," added the Major, loading and 

aiming his moral. "If you can only be that, ai 
the work of better men, you might, perhaps — be quiet." 

There are not wanting indications in the Pacific Union 
Club that obstruction has about ceased. 



None of the poker players could be coaxed, beguiled or 
driven into attending a Thirteen Dinner, held on Friday, 
the thirteenth day of the month at 8:13 o'clock, — aud a 
stormy night at that. And as if it were necessary to make 
the hoodoo more effectual, the participants, deliberately 
defying the Goddess of Luck, smashed a mirror, burned a 
rabbit's foot, spilled salt and actually used peacock's 
feathers for the table decorations. Everyone says if the 
members of the Press Club can withstand such a combina- 
tion, they can confidently count on fame, wealth and im- 
mortality. 

One peculiarity of the dinner was the costuming of the 
diners. From the red robes of John Washington, who was 
the original Thirteenth man, to the conventional evening 
dress of the majority, — eveiything marked a departure 
from the old go-as-you-please style. For the dress suit 
question has become a vital issue in the Press Club. The 
Bohemian Club, after years of dodging the issue, tamely 
accepted the mandates of fashion, and it looks as if the 
other Bohemian organization would have a similar ex- 
perience. 

It was curious to observe the two points of view at the 
Thirteen Dinner. Those whose wardrobes did not include 
raiment of this character refrained from appearing in 
evening dress, so they said, because it was so un-Bohemian. 
The members who owned dress suits wore them, and when 
reproached for so doing by the others, naively explained 
away their magnificence by arguing that the purpose of 
the dinner was to upset all the traditions, and what could 
be a greater surprise to Bohemia than a dress suit, unless 
it were the reincarnation of the lively skeleton, which 
finally became the living, breathing, dancing girl, and a 
mighty pretty one at that. 



Everyone in the neighborhood is puzzled at the ostrich- 
like mode of reasoning which alone can account for their 
singular behavior. They are girls quite unmistakably, 
and one lives on Jackson street, while the other ornaments 
the opposite house on Washington street, so that their 
back yards adjoin. 

Between the boudoirs of these radiant young things, 
and overlooking Alta Plaza, is a space of quite one hun- 
dred feet. But distance is nothing to two such kindred 
spirits, and every morning for many moons, this pair of 
gigglers has promoted the joy of the other residents of the 
blue-!; by their conversations across lots from their res- 
pective windows. Of course, all the communications were 
confidential, and concerned principally the doings of the 
previous evening, — what he said; and how disgracefully 
Jennie flirted; and how Mabel is getting talked about: and 
how much older Helen is than she pretends. 

The other day a caucus was held in that block of the 
Western Addition. Neither of the girls was present, but 
everyone else was there. The policeman of the beat was 
also called in, and being a resourceful gentleman of the 
Conboy order, he has checked the gushing exchange of 
confidences, — at least from the windows. He delivered 
the same hint at each house. 

"Did the young teddy lo-e her little doggie?" he inquired, 
insinuatingly. "I'm thinkin' I heerd her callio' for him!" 

* * * 

It was at a little private dinner given down town at a 
French restaurant notpd for its conveniences but hardly 
for its convenances. The feast was in honor of a young 
physician who was about to </o eastward for a time. Two 
of the married men, through inn icence or unwisdom, were 
so ill-advised as to bring their wives to grace the high- 
wrought revelry. 

The life of the party was a young bachelor, but also a 
doctor, and as fond of fun as of fees, which is saying a 
good deal, for the latter are prime essentials for the 
dazzling career he is following. Among his other posses- 
sions is an insurmountable stutter, which was not de- 
creased by his evening's libations. He proposed three 
cheers for the departing guest, the ladies to join in, and 
despite his infirmity, gave the time for the cheering, 
rendering the preliminary, "hip, hip," to perfection. 

" How did you summon up courage to attempt that, 
Doctor?" asked Mrs. Blank, beside him. "Aud how did 
you succeed so well?" 

"Dead easy," airly replied the jaunty young met 
"I just tried to say, "hip, — hip, — hip-disease," and then 
it was as natural as kick — kick — kissing," and he suited 
the action to the word. 

That was really the cause of the premature breaking 

up of the party. 

* » * 

The gallant General Barnes has, as every one knows, 
made many a conquest among the fair sex, but an instance 
of the most touching kind occurred after his return from 
the tour around the State in aid of the Republican ticket. 
It was at the memorial service of that popular body, San 
Francisco Lodge of Elks, and the General had just finished 
one of his happiest efforts, a peroration to the memory of 
the departed members. Two ladies sitting in the orches- 
tra were discussing volubly the gossip which makes the 
General what is termed "a fast man," when to their 
amazement a young woman sitting in front nf them turned 
round with flashing eyes and exclaimed: "Don't you dare 
to say such things of that man; he's an angel. Nobody 
but an angel could talk like that. Shame on you!" 

PARKER'S COUGH CURE. 
A Sovereign Remedy. One dose will stop a cough. It never fails. 
Try it. Price, 25 cents. Ueobge Dahlbbndbb & Co., 214 Kearny 
street. For sale by all druggists. 

The dust that accumulates during the summer n the ordinary 
carpet of a San Francisco home, brought there by our trade winds, 
will do more towards wearing it out than alt else combined. For this 
reason carpets should be cleaned at least once a year. The Pioneer 
steam carpet beating machines of J. Spaulding & Co., :i. r >:; Tehama 
street, does this work to perfection and don't wear out your carpets. 

Pictures framed and valuable paintings stored at J. F. Kennedy's, 
19 and 21 Post street. Some of the fine*t paintings to be seen in 
San Francisco are now oa display in Kennedy's art rooms. 



Januaiy II 



SAN IK \.\\ 



An Instructor of a> in a south* 

panied by bis wlfr— botli evidently full hlorwl. 
re crossing on a ferry-boat am 
what was manifestly their first tight of San I'r.u 
They retained in their appearance no trace of the tradi- 
if their race. On the contrary, they looked 
er than the mildest white man on the Imat I 
Miller happened to be on the boat, and he also hn) >| 
to be feelinp particularly exhilarated. The lonjr -hain-d 
Poet of the Sierras is always interested in Indians, but on 
this occasion be was stimulated to a point where his inter 
est in the two passengers in question was extraordinary, 
although their demeanor, costumes, and education should 
have gained them immunity from curiosity. The verse- 
maker was at great pains to ascertain their startinf.- 
and their destination, as well as much other Interesting In 
formation, which he voluntarily imparted to all who would 
listen. 

"Of course, being Indians, they are allowed to travel 
free." was one of his sage remarks. 

"Ob, no," quietly corrected Xaval Officer John P. Irish, 
giving old Joaquin a hard eye. "You had better look after 
that bunch of hair you wear. Xo doubt they have Kalpi re' 
tickets." 



As artists Amadee Joullin and John L. Stanton were 
passing a pawn-broking establishment their four eyes in- 
stinctively turned in the same direction. It may have been 
a matter of habit, or dread and aversion, or perhaps sim- 
ple and innocent curiosity. At any rate, before they 
reached the door, they saw an old woman entering with a 
pair of bellows in her hand. 

Poor old woman!" said Stanton, sympathetically. "He 
won't take in that." 

Won't he?" retorted Joullin, whose jokes flow as easily 
as molasses on a hot day. "He would 'take in' anything 
from a flat to a flat-iron. Besides, can there be anything 
better to raise the wind with than a pair of bellows?" 

Stanton really looked seriously annoyed, and Amadee 
hastily promised to pun no more. 

"Do you know," he went on, "that 'uncle' is a splendid 
chess-player?" 

"No, I wouldn't have supposed so," responded Stanton, 
warily. 

"Why," explained the tricky Joullin, "you can gamble 
that no one knows the value of a pawn better than that 
hoLestman, 'mine uncle.'" 

* # * 

The. principal Republican candidates for senatorial 
honors were holding an informal conference at the head- 
quarters of Colonel D. M. Burns, in the Golden Eagle 
Hotel at Sacramento. In the course of the inevitable dis- 
cussion, a marked difference of opinion arose between 
Messrs. Knight and Bulla. 

With all the diplomacy for which Mr. Knight is famous, 
aad with quite his customary suavity, he questioned the 
accuracy of Mr. Bulla's statement, and did it with a terse- 
ness which is quite lost in this narration. Mr. Bulla 
promptly and unequivocally hurled back the allegation, — 
M r. K night was It. Just as the most violent kind of trou- 
ble seemed unavoidable, General Barnes poured oil upon 
the troubled waters. 

" Now, look here, boys," he said in his best peacemaker 
style. "We're all friends here together,— I think- you're 

both right!" 

* * * 

Mr. Byron Waters could not be convinced that urban 
life is even worth living. He has lived in Berkeley for sev- 
eral years, coming over daily to his law office in the city. 
He had just secured a seat in the local train one morning 
when another member of the bar, James L. Robison, whose 
domestic and business arrangements are established upon 
a similar basis, came hurrying into the car, disheveled, 
Hushed, and panting. The cause of his condition was not 
far to seek. 

"Do you. always walk to the station?" inquired Waters, 
who invariably arrives there ten minutes ahead of time. 

"No, indeed," gasped Robison, wiping his forehead. " I 
generally run!" 

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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER 



January 21, 18,9 




iS^mujRei/iEv/ 



It seems strange that, for all the 
Local Securities wealth held in-tbis city, the local mar- 
Invite Trading, ket for investment securities meets with 

such small support. Of course, the 
brokers may ciairn to be fully satisfied with their share of 
the public patronage, which certainly shows a consider 
able increase during the past few years, but at the same 
time it is not one-half of what might be expected in a city 
with every right to the title of the metropolis of the 
Pacific Coast. For instance, take the movement in sugar 
shares, which have been so carefully nursed up to high 
figures for distribution among investors. It has been in- 
ordinately light, taking into consideration the amount of 
money available here for investment, and the active ten- 
dencies in the stocks themselves. The demand for all 
stocks of this class seems to be limited in a great measure 
to the investment of surplus earnings by thirty or forty 
people of means, who inherited acquisitive tendencies with 
their fortunes. This demand comes along periodically 
with the arrival of the season for coupon clipping, and 
when it is filled transient trade is expected to fill the gap. 
The members of the Exchange have done good work of 
late years in building up the business, and its increased 
proportions to-day is due entirely to the individual exer- 
tions of the brokers. Active trading, however, depends 
as much upon smart manipulation of shares as well as 
upon the intrinsic merit of the investment. Without some 
one to control its movements, the finest gilt-edged security 
will lie heavy and inert, failing even to respond to quiet 
purchasing orders. The way some new gas stocks have 
doubled in value of late, with all the ultra-conservative in- 
fluences at work against them, shows what can be done 
by competent management in winning the sympathy of 
outside speculators. 

Everything now tends to the form- 
California Borax and ation of trusts and combinations. 
Trade Concessions. Borax is the latest commodity 
bonded under the ironclad stipula- 
tions which form the basis of the contract between pro- 
ducers allied to sweat the last copper out of the unlucky 
consumer. Even the flourishing California Company has 
not been proof against the temptation, and it can now 
be found in the central position among the seven com- 
panies in combination. And yet it was able to defy com- 
petition, as the quality of the California product is recog- 
nized everywhere as superior to thatof any other country. 
In England and on the continent it could have controlled 
the trade and maintained its own prices. To find it in a 
combination of the kind shows a disposition upon the part 
of the management to make concessions to trade rivals 
which is inexplicable, outside of the proposition to con- 
form to the trend of events in mercantile circles where 
the trust is now fashionable. As it stands under the new 
prevailing conditions, small outside concerns will have the 
benefit of connection with the big California institution, 
with which formerly they were unable to compete. 



English Income Tax 
on American Companies. 



If a recent ruling of a Judge in 
London, England, stands, as de- 
cisions of the Bench in that 
part of the world generally do, 
property in America owned or controlled across the water 
will find themselves compelled to face a new financial re- 
sponsibility. The St. Louis Brewing Company, one of the 
syndicated industrial securities Hoated in London some 
time ago, has just been adjudged an English concern, and 
as such it is liable for an income tax, which in the future 
it must pay. This view will not be accepted very kindly 
by the majority of companies doing a Jekyll and Hyde 
combination act on both sides of the Atlantic. A tax of 
the kind will cut heavily into profits, which, as a rule, 
have been light enough in all branches of trade for some 
time past. With a war tax at home and an income tax 
abroad, the price of beer must either go up or the quality 
of the manufacture deteriorate, in order to make ends 
meet. 



With all the material on hand for the 

Comstock Pumps new pumping plant at the C. & C. 

Will Soon Work, shaft, it should not take long to put 
the machinery in place, ready to start 
up. Everything has been quiet in the share market for 
weeks past, awaiting the installation of the pumps, and 
the result of their operation will now be looked for with 
much interest. Every confidence is placed in the system 
which has been adopted, and should it prove all that is 
claimed for it, the future of the market is assured for 
years to come. Without referring specially to the innumer- 
able chaaces for ore at different points along the lode in 
the swamped-out sections, it is well known that deposits 
of fair-grade rock would be available in Con.-Cal.-Virgiuia 
alone, when the question of controlling the water is solved. 
This would tend to stimulate speculation again, and put 
money in circulation at a rate which no boom in industrial 
and interest-bearing securities could effect. The money- 
making classes, outside of a certain clique, do not take 
kindly to stocks and bonds as investments. This is evident 
from a comparison of business in both boards at times 
when conditions have favored speculation. It only needs 
another old-time boom on Pine street to give business of 
all kinds a new start here and send prices of everything 
on the up grade. No one ever hears about a boom in 
sugar, gas, or water stocks, outside a certain circle, but 
given a new bonanza strike on the Comstock, and it would 
be the talk of the town within twenty-four hours. It is 
thought that everything will be ready 10 start up the 
pumps by February 1st. They certainly should not be 
much later. About the same time stock values ought to 
show signs of stiffening up, with an improvement in busi- 
ness among the brokers. 

There seems to be some modesty 

The Requirements of upon the part of the miners 
California Mining. of this State in appealing tn 
the Legislature for financial aid 
in carrying out plans for the development of the min- 
eral resources of California. While this is a highly com- 
mendable quality in the majority of instances where the 
public purse is in request, it might be dispensed with in 
this case without risk of unfriendly criticism in any quarter 
where the importance of the interests at stake are prop- 
erly appreciated. The future prosperity of the State is 
mainly dependent upon the success of min'ng, and every 
effort should be made with this end in view. Storage 
reservoirs for water are needed to guard against dry sea- 
sons; the field of utility of the Mining Bureau should be 
vvidened; public reduction plants should be established in 
aid of the small mine owner, with legislative safe-guards 
against swindlers in the form of fraudulent promotion 
schemes and bogus mining engineers. All of these meas- 
ures are vital necessitiesof the hour, and any hesitancy in 
carrying them through the Legislature now in session can 
only be accepted as a sign of weakness. The State can 
afford to take a very liberal view of all matters pertaining 
to the advancement of the mining industry, and there is 
no doubt that if properly presented any reasonable appeal 
for relief, financial or otherwise, will be readily granted. 
The annual meeting of the Fireman's 
A Healthy Fund Insurance Company was held 

Financial Showing, on the 17th. The business for the 
past year has been satisfactory. The 
gross assets are $3,902,970; reinsurance, 11,295,788; net 
surplus, $1,361,730. The old Directory was elected, as 
follows: D. J. Staples, John O. Earl, John Barton, John 
H. Gardiner, John T. Wright, Thomas S. Chard, W. H. 
Brown, F. W. Lougee, J. C. Coleman, John Bermingham, 
and William J. Dutton. 

THE semi-annual statement of the financial condition of 
Washoe County Bank, at Reno, Nevada, at cose of 
business on January 7th, shows resources aggregating 
$1,033,121.17, of which $415,129.80' consists of bonds, war- 
rants, and cash on hand, the latter amounting to $20!!,- 
541.80. The surphs fund amounts to $75,000, with $23,- 
7(>2 in undivided profits. C. T. Bender is cashier of the 
bank. 

THE prophet is around again with the intimation of a 
wild boom in mining for the current year. The Magic 
Mine appears at the tail end of the procession of figures, 
and this is to work the trade, and attention is called to 
the " rusti" record, starting with California in 1849. 



Januaiy 31, 1899. 



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(frDtf^^&EX 




CALIFORNIA courts are wrongly credited with beinj; 
80 organized that they can turn out more divorces 
during a given time than the tribunals of any other com- 
monwealth in existence. This is a gross injustice, for the 
French courts have become the unquestioned champions 
of divorce. On a recent Court Day in Paris the Divorce 
Judges sat four hours and relieved 294 married couples of 
their shackles. It was a regular sausage machine; the 
married people went iu at one end coupled, and came out 
at the other end free and independent citoyens and 
ciioyenntt. The court will hold special sessions during the 
Exposition of 1000. A word to the suffering is sufficient. 

* * * 

A wide-awake New York policeman arrested a regula- 
tion six-inch terrapin that was parading the Battery Park 
one afternoon last week. He was taken to the Police 
Station and quickly recognized by the sergeant as belong- 
ing to Hermann Oelrichs' collection, and one of a special 
lot being fattened for his approaching birthday ball. The 
terrapin was returned to his owner on payment of the 
usual reward for such finds — $5. 

* # # 

Frederick O. Stanton, who for twelve years or more has 
been at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, was suddenly 
attacked by a fit of home-sickness, came on here, and is 
stopping at the Normandie. The weather is so cold and 
disagreeable that Stanton wishes he were back sitting in 
the famous courtyard and enjoying an evening's siesta. 

* * * 

The gossips are very busy concerning the movements of 
young Vanderbilt, who is to marry Miss Fair when, pre- 
sumably, he comes of age. What, will he do ad interim? 
They have announced several programmes for the groom 
expectant, the latest that he will travel abroad with a 
tutor to prepare himself for the duties of his new station, 
leaving his course at Harvard unfinished. This programme 
will hold until another is framed. 

* * * 

New York society journals make a fearful mess sometimes 
when describing the doings of Pacific Coasters far away 
from home. One of these has the following: "There has 
been much dinner-giving in Paris, and among the hostesses 
has been Mrs. Sharon, the wife of Senator Sharon. At a 
dinner given by her recently at her apartments in the 
Champs Elysees, Mrs. George Ingraham, Mrs. Frederick 
Sharon and Mrs. Butterworth were among the guests." 
It is difficult to read the item in the light of facts, the 
wife of Senator Sharon having been dead these many 
years, and if Mrs. Frederick W. Sharon, ne'e Tevis, was 
the hostess, how could she be a guest? 

* # * 

Protection doesn't seem to work well in all manufactur- 
ing interests. Here is an object lesson difficult for a tyro 
iD political economy to understand. The A. T. Stewart 
Carpet Mill at Glenham, this State, owned by Judge Hil- 
ton, has been torn down to get rid of paying taxes thereon 
as personal property. Tons of valuable machinery in the 
mills were sold for junk, and when junk prices were not 
forthcoming, and the machinery too heavy to handle, 
dynamite finished the business, and the personal property 
idea vanished. The mills were easy of access, contained 
modern improved machinery, but — why didn't they pay 

under protection rule? 

* * * 

The New York Law School will turn out a number of 
Portias next year, the class in attendance comprising 
thirty-one of the female gender, of whom twenty-three 
are maidens fair and fancy free, leaving eight who have 
adventured upon the tempestuous sea of matrimony. But 
somehow or other the female lawyer is not a pronounced 



New York. When Mrs. Foltl first hung out 

iblngU she figured (In tl 

1 have bidden her light under 
'*irs. Theodore Butr 1 
I'.irtia with a license or diploma, but she only ; 
law ;i impUshmeDt. The practice aheleavi 

Theodore, her husband, brother of the late ex Mayor 
Adolph. 

# « » 

La Graniii Duchettt is to be revived here presently, 
when "Le Sabre de mon Pere" will be beard once more. 
Inducements might cause the opera company to move on 
to Sacramento pending the Senatorial contest. 

# # * 

A disappointing story comes from across the sea. It 
seems that Sybil Sanderson is left a widow without a <!<,i, 
her husband having had nothing to leave her. He was 
living on the bounty of his mother, who made him a 
princely allowance; but it was only for his life, and the old 
lady doesn't seem to be well affected towards the operatic 
profession. Doubtless the widow will return to the lyric 
stage and receive the applause of her many admirers. 

# # * 

Among well-known California professionals playing now 
in New York are Helen Tracey and Hugo Toland at the 
(iarrick; Benrimo is doing excellent work in Phroto at the 
Empire; Lillian Maud Bern and Denis O'Sullivan with 
the Francis Wilson Company at the Broadway. Among 
managers are David Belasco of the Leslie Carter Com- 
pany, and Marcus R. Mayer of the Olga Netbersole Com- 
pany. Entre Nous. 

New York, January 16, J899. 

No Other so Good. 
The social life of the present century creates conditions of mother- 
hood which many times prevent the natural supply of food for in- 
fants. No so-called infant food equals the Gail Borden Eagle Brand 
Condensed Milk. 

MONEY TO LEND. 

Large sums available for investment on mortgage of real estate <cit 
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deemable by installments. Existing Mortgages Paid Off- Special 
Terms Quoted for Loans on Life Policies. Interests under wills, and 
second or third mortgages. A 11 persons desiring assistance to purchase 
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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



January 21, 1899 



MRS. EVERSFIELD'S EDUCATION. 



IT was eleven in the morning. Mrs. Eversfield, clad in a 
very becoming peignoir of lace and satin, sat in her 
morning-room warming her little feet before the tire. 
There was an indefinable air of luxury about the room: the 
richness of the toilet-set, the beauty of the old brocade 
hangiogs, the daintiness of every one of the details of the 
furniture. There was a faint perfume of Pttiu d'JEnpagne, 
and the Russian cigarette that she was smoking gave 
forth a fragrance that was not that of mere tobacco. 

Her maid moved noiselessly about the room, and Leon, 
accounted in certain smart circles in London to be tbe 
only possible hairdresser, was putting the finishing touches 
to her coiffure. With deft hngers he manipulated the 
irons that caused the hair to glisten like unuulatiug sea- 
waves; from time to time he patted her head almost 
caressingly, with a touch that was completely feminine. 

" What is the time, Louise?" asked Mrs. Eversfield of 
her maid. 

"Eleven o'clock, Madame, and the manicure is coming 
at a quarter past." 

"I am near to finish, Madame," interposed Leon. "But 
Miladi Preston keep me so long this morning. Miladi was 
not in good humor. She came late from the ball, and her 
hair was poudri; and when I wash it she say I hurt her, 
and she swear, Madame — oh, she swear terribly, I assure 
you!" 

Mrs. Eversfield was silent. She was not on the same 
plane of society as Lady Preston, but it pleased her to 
lliink that her ladyship and herself had two things iu 
comm m — an appreciation of the capaoilities of the Eng- 
lish language, and the most exacting aDd expensive hair 
dresser in London. She glanced with a half-amused, half- 
contemptuous smile at a note she held in her hand. 

" Do you wait on Lady Alice Chalmer'r 1 " she asked. 

"Twice a weeK only, Madame," replied Leon. 

Mrs. Eversfield looked again at the note. 

" Have you ever seen her husband?" 

"No, Madame. I hear Lady Alice marry Mr. Chalmer 
because he was a millionaire — and not in francs, Madame. 
But Mr. Cbalmer is very young, very go irl-looking." 

Leon shrugged his shoulders slightly. Then he added — 

" I am finished, Madame. Good-morning." 

He replaced his utensils in a little box, and, before he 
left the room, bowed condescendingly to the maid. A few 
minutes later there was aD uncertaiu tread upon the 
stairs, and a young man in dishevelled evening-dress 
lurched into the room. 

"Is that you, Harry?" said Mrs. Eversfield languidly, 
without glancing round. 

" Yes, worse luck; and, I say, Louise," — he turned to 
the maid — "for heaven's sake get me a brandy-and-soda — 
half-and-half. Oh, Lord, what a head I've got! I dropped 
seventy-five last night at roulette at that beast Von 
Schlesinger's." 

" You always were a fool,'' commented Mrs. Eversfield. 

" I gave voung Simpson an 'I. O. U.' tor a 'pony.' Got 
any money?" 

"That's about the only question you ever ask me," said 
Mrs. Eversfield. 

The man turned round quickly and laid a trembling yet 
nervously strong hand upon her shoulder. 

"Is it for you to say that to me? If ever you once for- 
get that I was born a gentleman and that you have made 
me a cad, I shall " 

" We have these tableaux vivants so frequently, Harry, 
dear," said Mrs. Eversfield. 

Then she continued, "Now don't be a fool, dear boy; go 
and have a bath and change your clothes, and then you 
can take me to lunch somewhere. The carriage is coming 
at half-past one." 

Louise came into the room with the inevitable tumbler 
on a tray. The man drank the contents and disappeared. 

" Lord Henry is ill, Madame, I think?" queried Louise. 

"Oh, bother him!" replied her mistress. "Louise, I'll 
wear my mauve shirt with the lace blouse over it, and my 
brown skirt, and my blue Virot hat — no, not blue with 
mauve. What shall I wear? Why do you stand there like 
an owl?" 

" If Madam wishes " 



Mrs. Eversfield stood up and looked at herself in a full- 
length mirror. 

"No," she said with decision; "I will wear my purple 
toque with the ostrich feathers." 

The maid retired, knowing from the long experience of 
two months that, when Mrs. Eversfield was dressed, she 
would have the day to herself. Of course, hhe would go 
tbrousjh a worse ordeal before dinner-time, and possibly 
another if Mrs. Eversfield returned to change her clothes 
for supper. But Louise was a French maid who had wil- 
fully left Paris to come to London, and French maids who 
expatriate themselves are astoundiosly philosophical. 

The manicure arrived, and Mrs. Eversfield sat silently 
thinking while the operator was at work. 

Tall, slim, fair-haired — at least, at that time she was 
fair-haired — aod astonishingly youtg, Mrs. Eversfield had 
invaded London, nobody knew whence, and for four years 
had lived in comparative obscurity. In the beginning 
there was a trace of brogue in her diction which was not 
accounted the least of her charms. But two seasons of 
success had changed all that; she now spoke with the 
curious inflexions and final "g" ellipses of tbe soi-disant 
smart set. She had a trim victoria and a pair of high- 
stepping horses; also she had a box at the Opera, which 
young men visited if the family box happened to be on the 
same side of the house as hers. Her pearls were wonder- 
ful — "much too fine to be genuine," said ladies of tbe real 
world as they inspected her, half-curiously, half-enviously, 
through their opera-glasses. But, as she sat in ber 
dressing-room on this particular morning, which was a 
tedious replica of all her mornings, a faint perpendicular 
line was indeuted in the centre of her forehead. She had 
just realized that she was over six thousand pouuds in 
debt, two thousand pounds of which she must absolutely 
obtain before the end of the week. Her jeweller was the 
first to press her, and in his trail, like hounds upon the 
same scent, came lawyers, money-lenders, and even 
tradesmen with whom she had only trivial accounts. 

Chance, which hitherto hadnever failed her, had come as 
usual to her rescue. At one of the skating-clubs she had 
been introduced to George Chalmer, whom the daughter 
of a pauper earl had married for his money. After 
marriage Cha'.mer and his wife had practically lived apart. 
Mrs. Eversfield was amused by Chalraer's quiet manners, 
and slow, serious method of speaking. They had met 
again. That very afternoon he was coming to tea; he 
knew nothing about her, seeing that he was a child in 
matters mundane. 

"I must get that two thousand to-day," meditated Mrs. 
Eversfield. "I suppose it'll have to be tears," and she 
mentally muttered an oath that would not have come 
seemly from her thin, clear-cut lips. 

And as she rustled downstairs to her carriage she said 
to her maid — 

"Mr. Chalmer is coming at five o'clock; remember, and 

for God's sake don't forget it, that I am out to everybody 

else." 

***** 

Five o'clock came, and Mrs. Eversfield, with a parch- 
ment-bound volume of poems, was seated in a large chair 
in her Louis XVI. salon. She was dressed with the ut- 
most simplicity — in white, of course; she had ever found 
white the most effective armour when danger threatened. 
A turquoise at her throat, and a single cabochon turquoise 
to guard the plain gold band on the third finger of her left 
hand — these were the only jewels she wore. Her face was 
entirely innocent of any adventitious aid in the matter of 
cosmetics. She was altogether charming. A ring at the 
bell. Mrs. Eversfield rose slighlly and looked at herself 
in a glass. Then she reseated herself and skilfully ar- 
ranged the folds of her tea-gown. 

"Mr. Chalmer, Madame," said the maid. 

Mrs. Eversfield turned swiftly and ejaculated. "Oh, 
my dear Mr. Chalmer, I never dreamt that you would 
come! Walker, bring the tea at once." 

" But i said I would," said her visitor gravely. "What 
a pretty room!" he continued. "And what a lot of books!" 

" Are you fond of books?" she interjected. 

"I think they are about all I care for in life. No, I 
mustn't say that. I mean — do you read much?" 

"All day long," said Mrs. Eversfield. 

Chalmer went to a bookshelf and took out one or two 



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They were all uncut He re, 
looked at others. It wa- 

ime from • 
Keen to observe, laughed beai 

; mustn't be too hard on me. I 
have no brains, no knowledge— nothing. Yon must edu- 
cate me." 

jrou mean that.'" he said. 

"Why, ." she said, artistically open eyed. "[ 

always mean what I say. Here comes tea. No*, come 
and talk tome — I want to know all about you and your life." 

They chatted on indifferent subjects, but Mrs Kverg- 
field repeatedly tried, with no little skill, to'.ead him on to 
the subject of his wife, insensibly he drifted, and, without 
the least intuition of beiog disloyal, belaid bare the barren- 
ness of his life to this woman who fascinated him. 

"You poor boy!" she said caressingly to him, and she 
laid a band ever so gently upon one of his. and equally 
gently drew it away. Itseemed to her that the psychologi- 
cal moment had arrived; wherefore she burst incontinently 
into a violent tit of weeping. At any rate, she sobbed, 
and helj her handkerchief to her face. For she remem- 
bered that she was dining at the Savoy that night. 

"My poor little woman!" said Chalmer. almost 
frightened; "what in the world is the matter with you?" 

He put an arm round her shoulders, aud tried to quiet 
her. 

" Itjs time for Adelphi business now," thought she. 

She rose suddenly — she was an admirable actress, born, 
not coached — and stood before him iu a more 
than passable attitude of despair. 

" Your little troubles!" — she flung the 
words at him. "Do you know what my life 
is?" Oh, I will tell you some day: to-morrow, 
if you like. But go away now, I can't 
bear it. . . . Come at five to-morrow." 

She sank back into her chair and cushions, 
and sobbed. 

There is no shame to be attributed to 
Chalmer. He was honestly sorry for this wo- 
man who had come into his life by accident; 
he longed to know more about her, to do 
honestly anything in his power for her. 

" Good-bye," he said; "I'll go. I can find 
my way out — don't ring — and to-morrow at 
five you must tell me all about it." 

He closed the door gently behind bim, and 
Mrs. Eversfield heard his carriage, after a 
momentary interval, drive quickly away. 



swept out of the room in a fine illogical frentv. and 

went straightway to the kite hi n !<■ w-nt In r ■■• 

her - 

• • • • • 

months later L,ady Alice Chalmer came before the 
' t'nmarrier with B petition. Sin- obtained a I ■ 
Her husband is in America Mrs, I 
Held drives every afternoon in the Park. 

From these facts we may safely draw the inference that 
the progress of Mrs. Kverstield's education was not entirely 
uneventful. OlLBSBT BtTBOl 



THKRE are many ideal places about San Francisco for 
road-houses, and C. L. Dall has just opened the 
"Bungalow." in the Ingleside ocean beach road, and quite 
near the racing course. It is an ideal place, where the 
best of entertainment awaits those who are out for B 
The "Bungalow" will become a popular roadside inn. 



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HE Press Club's banquet was given on the evening of 



thirteen guests at every table. Every possible contempt 
was exhibited for the fateful number 13. The banquet was 
everything that could be wished for, and it was thirteen 
o'clock when the. 113 guests turned away from the banquet 
that had been supplied by the caterer, Max Abraham. 



years older than your wife, aren't 
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you? Jewett — I was when I married her 
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Lord Henry Glynne, spruce, debonair — 
strangely in contrast to his appearance in the 
morning — came into the room. 

" Has that ass gone yet?" 

" Yes, and if I don't get a couple of thou. 

out of him to-morrow my name's not " 

She paused. "Harry, if his wife were to 
divorce him — she'd get big alimony, you know 
— I wonder if he would marry me?" 

" I wouldn't let him," said Lord Henry. 

She sprang towards him. He laughed. 

"I'm going to the club to have a few games 
at piquet. Don't forget about dinner to-night 
— eigbt-thirty sharp." 

He slammed the door behind him. 

It was only half-past six, and there was an 
hour to be whiled away in some manner or 
other. Mrs. Eversfield flung the book of 
poems to the end of the room, and from be- 
hind her chair drew forth half-a-dozen 
gaudily covered novelettes. But even these 
failed to interest her. She kicked off a 
slipper impatiently. "Mr. Chalmer will edu- 
cate me, will he?" she said, half-aloud. 

She stood up and shook her clenched fist 
towards the window. The remembrance of 
the sound of his carriage wheels as he drove 
away added fuel to her temper. 

"Damn him!" she cried. ' 'This _ was the 
first lesson, I suppose. I will give him all the 
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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



January 21, 1899. 




Cyrano do Bergerac. A little over a year ago, on the 
night of December 28, 1897, Cyrano 
de Bergerac, a romantic drama by M. Edmond Rostand, 
was first produced in Paris. Its success was immediate 
and phenomenal, and rarely has such swift and complete 
popular appreciation been accorded any play. Like Byron, 
the author of Cyrano de Bergerac awoke to find himself 
famous. M. Rostand is a young man not yet thirty, mar- 
ried, and lives in a quiet villa in the suburbs of Marseilles. 
He is the ton of a journalist, and was but twenty-three 
years old when his comedy, Les Romanesques, was accepted 
by the Comedie Francaise, although it was not performed 
until three years later, in 1894. La Princesse Lointaine 
was next produced, but attracted little attention, and La 
Samaritaine, a poetical paraphrase of the woman of Sam- 
aria, in which Madame Sarah Bernhardt appeared, was 
only partially successful. According to a writer in the 
Boston Herald, he is described by those who have met him 
as of pleasing, affable manner, and quite unspoiled by the 
fame that has come to him. So much has been written of 
this heroic drama, which many of the ablest literary men 
of Paris claim to be the greatest play that France has 
produced since the days of Corneille, that almost every 
one is more or less familiar with the plot, which is really a 
very simple one. The dominant note of the play is Cyrano's 
love for his beautiful cousin Roxane, and his unselfishness 
and complete self-abnegation when he learns that she loves 
Christian. Cyrano is ugly, afflicted with a most disfigur- 
ing nose, a nose offensive to the eye, and about which he 
is very sensitive. He has a lively wit an'' a nimble toDgue; 
he is gay, cynical, fearless, quarrelsome, a scholar, a poet, 
a soldier, a gallant friend, a deadly foe. Under all his 
swagger and bluster and martial outward appearance, 
there lurks a depth of feeling that none divine. He is a 
lover of the highest type, for he voluntarily sacrifices him- 
self that the woman he loves may wed the man she loves. 
It is this non-egotism which is the keynote of the play. All 
the five acts are dominated by the hero, and his moods, and 
in the opening scene, which takes place in the public thea- 
tre, the historical Hfitel de Bourgogne, in Paris, he appears 
as a swashing blusterer and engages in a fencing bout, 
during the which he composes and recites a ballad — this is 
the ballad "of the duel" over which tout Paris went wild — 
accentuating the end of every couplet by pinking his ad- 
versary. His cousin Roxane sends him word that she de- 
sires to speak with him, and for a moment he allows him- 
self the sweet hope that, notwithstanding his deformity, 
his "poor, ugly devil of a nose," she may indeed care for 
him. Whilst he awaits her coming at the rendezvous he 
writes her a letter full of longing and of love. Roxane ap- 
pears, only to tell poor Cyrano that she has lost her heart 
to Christian, a handsome fellow belonging like himself to the 
Gascony Cadets, and has come to him to beg that he will 
watch over and protect her lover. Here his nobility of 
character asserts itself, and he promises to do as she 
wishes. He soon discovers that Christian is simply a hand- 
some fool, dull and slow, and devoid of all poetic feeling, 
and he determines to teach him how to woo Roxane. He 
gives him the impassioned letter he had just written his 
cousin, and bids Christian send it her as from himself. He 
continues to write beautiful love verses, which Christian 
sends Roxane. At last the lovers meet, and Roxane is 
distressed to find that the man who could write to her 
such beautiful letters, is utterly unable to say anything in 
her presence. There is a balcony scene, where in the 
darkness Cyrano speaks for his rival, but pours out his 
own soul to Roxane, and begs: 

" A kiss ! The word is sweet, 

I see not why your lips should shrink from it." 
then pushes Christian up the ladder to receive the embrace 
which his ardent words have won. Cyrano's martyrdom 
is complete, the scene infinitely pathetic. 

Roxane and Christian are married, but the ceremony is 
scarcely over when "The Gascony Cadets, with plumes and 



scarfs and aigulets" are ordered away to fight against the 
Spanish. During the siege of Arras, Cyrano daily writes 
to Roxane in Christian's name, and furthermore risks his 
life to slip through the lines at dawn to send the letters. 
Roxane finally manages to enter the camp. Here she con- 
fides to Cyrano, her "brother-friend," that she cares 
naught for the handsome face of her husband, that it no 
longer appeals to' her, but that it is his soul she loves, 
that soul which breathes ardent passion through every 
line of his letters. At this point the enemy surrounds 
them, there is a charge, and Christian is wounded. When 
near death he is about to make a confession to Roxane, 
but Cyrano stops him, leading him to believe that she al- 
ready knows all. Roxane is free, but loyalty to his dead 
friend sets a seal upon Cyrano's lips for evermore. 

Roxane enters a convent, where for fifteen years Cyrano 
visits her each week. He is still faithful to the love of his 
youth, but never for a moment does the truth reach the 
mind of Roxane. At last there comes a day when he ar- 
rives somewhat later than was his wont. He has been 
mortally injured — his head has been bound up — and at dusk 
he staggers into the convent-close. The autumnal leaves 
are drifting down, the white-robed sisters glide in and out, 
and Roxane, in her widow's weeds, is seated at her em- 
broidery frame. He speaks of bye-gone hours, his eyes are 
dim, his mind wanders. He talks of Christian, of that last 
letter stained with his blood, which she carries ever next 
her heart. He asks Roxane for the letter, he will read it 
once more, he says. But night is coming on; he can no 
longer see, still he holds the missive in his hand, and 
Roxane marvels to hear him repeat the well-remembered 
words with an agony of feeling and tenderness in his voice 
that is new to her. Tremblingly she begs to know how he 
can see to read when it is so dark. Then suddenly the 
knowledge of the truth comes to her — it is Cyrano, the 
soul in the letters, that she has loved. Dying, he hears 
her murmur: " I loved but once, but twice I lose my love." 
Then in a mad frenzy, he drags himself up, draws his 
sword, and leaning against a tree, ferocity, bitterness, 
disappointment, all mingled in the last supreme struggle 
for expression, he pours forth a torrent of invectives 
against his enemies, bis old foes, the lies, comprises, preju- 
dices, follies of all kind against which he had so long waged 
an ineffectual warfare. " Fighting is much more beautiful 
where it is useless. One does not fight in the hope of suc- 
cess," he says. "You take from me everything, the laurel 
and the rose" — fame and love — "but there is in spite of 
you something that I take with me, a something that is 
void of stain or smutch, and that is— my snow-white 
plume!" This briefest of sketches can give but the vaguest 
idea of the dramatic skill shown in the construction of M. 
Rostand's play, whilst the heroic-comedy character of de 
Bergerac, so full of lights and shades, needs much more 
than a critic's hasty touch to doit justice. Only those for- 
tunate enough to be able to hear the monologues as ren- 
dered by Coquelin, or those who can read the play in the 
language in which it was written, can hope to fully com- 
prehend all its dramatic force, its poetic charm, its wealth 
of diction, its sparkle and verve, which with the beauty and 
the finesse of the lines themselves, form a marvelous and 
well-nigh perfect ensemble. 

The English translations, of which there are already 
three or four, are far from satisfactory. The first at- 
tempt to render it into English and at the same time to 
reproduce the rhyming of the French ballade, which was 
the task undertaken by Miss Gladys Thomas and Miss Mary 
F. Guillemard, was an utter failure. The spirit of the 
text was absolutely sacrificed. The version which Mr. 
Richard Mansfield is using is a translation in prose and 
blank verse by Mr. Howard Thayer Kingsbury, and is far 
from satisfactory when compared with the dashing origi- 
nal. The pro»e translation of Miss Gertrude Hall is al- 
ready in its 27th thousand, which speaks well for its popu- 
larity, at least, but it needs a poet to translate a poet, 
and only a poet's pen will ever do justice to the spirit of 
M. Rostand's chef-d'osuvre. 

The New Year has brought a blessiog in the heavy rains through- 
out the State; but .1. F. Cutter and Argonaut whiskies bring glad- 
ness to every man wbo drinks them. These fine liquors are recog- 
nized as the best in the world. They are sold everywhere. Agents 
for the United States are E. Martin and Co., 411 Market street, this 
city. 



January 21. 1899. 



IRANI 



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FAM0U5 LULLABIES. 



SLUMBER SONG.-imi * h 

iltle one, -]• 
Narrow thy bed and d< 

- hunger, doi - pain 

>"an t'»u«"h or huri thee ■ 
I, thy mother, will bend and 
Ai 1 watch ihee, calmly ilambortng, 
BD, ray little one', sleep. 

Sleep, my little one. sleep — 

Narrow thy bed ami dl 
Boon in thy angel's tender arm*. 
Closely sheltered from earth's alarms 
Thou wilt awaken, baby mine! 
Where all is mercy and love divine. 

Sleep, my little one, sleep. 

Sleep, my little one. sleep — 

Narrow thv bed and deep; 
I have wept till my heart is dry. 
But now L smile as I see thee lie 
With small hand* crossed in death's mute 

prayer. 
Never to reach in the wild despair 
Of hunger's anguish. All is o'er I 
I wept, but now I can weep no more, 

Sleep, my little one, sleep. 

Sleep, my little one, sleep- 
Narrow thy bed and deep; 
A little while I, too, shall rest 
i 'lose by the side of my baby blest. 
Safe is ray baby — earth's anguish done — 
Safe at the feet of the Holy One. 
Sleep, my little one, sleep. 



SWEET AND LOW-alfko tennyson- 

Sweet and low. sweet and low. 

Wind of the western sea, 
Low, low. breathe and blow, 

Wind of the western sea ! 
Over the rolling waters go; 
Come from the dyingmoon, and blow, 

Blow him again to me; 
While my little one, while my pretty 
one, steeps. 

Sleep and rest, sleep and rest; 

Father will come to thee soon. 
Rest, rest on mother's breast; 

Father will come to thee soon ; 
Father will come to his babe in the nest 
Silver sails all out of the west, 

Under the silver moon ; 
Sleep, my little one, sleep, my pretty 
one, sleep! 



Pears' 

Pretty boxes and odors 
are used to sell such 
soaps as no one would 
touch if he saw them un- 
disguised. Beware of a 
soap that depends on 
something outside of it. 

Pears', the finest soap 
in the world is scented or 
not, as you wish; and the 
money is in the merchan- 
dise, not in the box. 

All sorts of stores sell it, especially 
druggists; all sorts^ of people are 
using it. 



A DUTCH LULLABY.-fw»« mio 

Wynken. Blynken, and N»d one night 

■ I o(T in a w. 
Sailed on a river of mtftty light 
Into a sea of dew. 
Where are you going, and what do von 

wi-h :" 
rh« old moon asked the three. 
* Wo have come to Ash for the herring fish 
I hat live in this beautiful .tea; 
0! --ilver and gold have we." 
I Wynken, 
Blynken. 
And Nod. 

The old moon laughed and sung a song. 

As they rocked in the wooden shoe. 
And the wind that sped them all night long 

Kullled the waves of dew : 
The hitle stars were the herring tiefa 

Tnat lived in the beautiful sea. 
** Now Cast your oets wherever yoti wish, 
But never afeard are we;" 

tied the stars to the fishermen three, 
Wynken, 
Blynken, 
And Nod. 
All night long their nets they threw 
For the fish in the twinkling foam ; 
Then down from the sky came the wooden 
shoe • 

Bringing tne fishermen home; 
'Twas all so pretty a sail, it seemed 

As if it could not be; 
And some folks thought 'twas a dream they 
dreamed. 
Of sailing that beautiful sea; 
But I shall name you the fishermen three : 
Wynken, 
Blynken, 
And Nod. 

Wynken and Blynken are two little eyes, 

And Nod is a little head, 
And the wooden shoe that sailed the skies 

Is a wee one's trundle bed ; 
Bo shut your eyes while mother sings 

Of wonderful sights that be. 
And you shall see ihe beautiful things 
As you rock on the misty sea, 
Where the old shoe rocked the fishermen 
three, 

Wynken, 
Blynken, 
And Nod. 



ROCK-A-BYE, BABY. 

Rock-a-bye, baby I On the tree top, 
When the wind blows, the cradle will rock; 
When the bough bends the cradle will fall — 
Down tumbles baby, cradle and all. 

Rock a-bye, baby I The meadow's in bloom ; 
Laugh at the sunbeams that dance in the 

room. 
Echo the birds with their own baby tune, 
Coo in the sunshine and flowers of June. 

Rock-a-bye, baby I As softly it swings, 
Over the cradle the mother love sings; 
Brooding of cooing at even or dawn, 
What will it do when the mother is gone? 

Rock-a-bye, baby! So cloudless the skies, 
Blue as the depths of your own laughing eyes ; 
Sweet is the lullaby over your nest 
That tenderly sings little baby to rest. 
Rock-a-bye, baby I The blue eyes will dream 
Sweetest wbeu mamma's eyes over them 

beam; 
Never again will the world seem so fair; 
Sleep, little baby IThere's no cloud in the air. 
Rock-a-bye, baby! The blue eyes will burn 
And ache with that your manhood will learn, 
Swiftly the years come with sorrow and care, 
With burdens the wee dimpled shoulders 

must bear. 
Rock-a-bye, baby ! There's coming a day 
Whose sorrows a mother's lips can't kiss 

away— 
Days when its song will be changed to a 

moan- 
Crosses that baby must bear all alone. 
Rock-a-bye, baby! The meadow's in bloom; 
May never the frosts pall the beauty in 

"gloom ; 
Be thy world ever bright as to-day it is seen. 
i Rock-a-bye, baby 1 Thy cradle ia green. 



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A CANADIAN LULLABY 

ALGERNON DE V- TA8SM- 

Sleep, my darling one. Bleep. 

Wildly the winter wind blows; 
Wake not. my darling, to weep, 

Coldlj 11 mi fiercely it snows; 
Child, be thy slumbers deep— 

The deeper the better, God knows. 

1 fried are the tears on thy cheek, 
Close shut are thy tiny bands; 

Thy white lips so wistfully meek 
Are mute to thy hunger's demands. 

Gently, my darling one, seek 
Thy comfort in slumber's dreamlands. 

Child, be thy slumbers deepl 
Wildly the winter wind blows ; 

Wake not, ray darling, to weep; 
The mother-heart breaks for thy woes. 

Death , and her half-brother Sleep 1 
And which is the better, who knows? 



THE SWEETEST OF LULLABIES. 
(Translated from the German.) 

Sleep, baby, sleep! 
Thy father is tending his sheep ; 
Thy mother is shaking the dreamland tree, 
And down falls a little dream on thee. 

Sleep, baby, sleep 1 

Sleep, baby, sleep I 
The large stars are the sheep; 
The little stars are the lambs, I guess, 
And the bright moon is the shepherdess. 

Sleep, baby, sleep 1 

Sleep, baby, sleep! 
Our Saviour loves His sheep; 
He is the Lamb of God on high, 
Who for our sakes came down to die. 

Sleep, baby, sleep I 



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___ BANKING. 

The German Savings and Loan Societu. 

No. 526 CALIFORNIA STREET, San Francisco 

Guarantee capital and surplus $2 162.146 40 

Capital actually paid up In cash.. 1,000 000 uo 

Deposits December 31, 1898 27,289,185 73 

OFFICERS: President, B. A. Becker; First Vice-President, Daniel 
Meyer: Second Vice-President, H. Horstman; Cashier, A. H. R Schmidt; 
Assistant Cashier, William Herrmann; Secretary, George Tourny ; Assist- 
ant Secretary, A. H. Muller; Attorney, W. S. Goodfellow. 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS : B. A. Becker. Daniel Meyer. H Horst- 
mann, Ign. Steinhart, N. Van Bergen, E. Rohte, H. B. Russ, D. N. 
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The flnglo-Galifornian Bank, Limited. 

Capital authorized 16,000,000 

Subscribed 8,000,000 

Paid Up 1,500,000 

Reserve Fund 700,000 

N. E. Cob. Pine and Sansome Sts 
Head Office— 18 Austin Friars. London, E. C. 

Agents at New York— J. & W. Seligman & Co., 21 Broad street. 

The Bank transacts a General Banking Business, sells drafts, makes 

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Paid Up Capital S',000,000 

Reserve Fund $ 850,000 

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REPRISALS. 

A DETACHMENT of the Prussian infantry, commanded 
by a single officer, was occupying the village of 
Lorges, in the Ardennes. All the valid adult male inhabi- 
tants were serving with the French colors. Only women, 
children, old people, and a few invalids and cripples re- 
mained in their homes, where they bad to endure the in- 
vasion barricaded behind their doors. The detachment 
had been attacked at daybreak by a party of Prancs-tireurs. 
The sentry, a Pomeranian giant, had been surprised and 
strangled by one of the most determined of the corps, and 
the Prussians, after desperate resistance, had been all 
slaughtered, with the exception of a handful of prisoners 
released after the fight, and asoldier, dangerously wounded, 
lying in a barn beside a dying Franc-tireur. both of whom 
received attention from an old peasant woman. The 
Francs-tirturs, on their side, had met with heavy loss; the 
corpses of both parties, rigid and horribly disfigured, lay 
strewn on the ground, giving proof of the rage of the 
adversaries and the violence of the struggle. The Prussian 
officer, in a hand-to-hand combat with Jean Renan, com- 
manding the Francs-tireurs, had fallen with his skull cloven 
in two by a sabre-cut. 

The Francs-tireurs had just left the battlefield. As the 
last man disappeared in the fringe of the forest, a squadron 
of hussars at full gallop dashed into the village. Thev burst 
into the street with a sound of thunder, making the very 
ground tremble. An order resounded, a mighty flash 
fiamed above the heads of the horsemen; they had drawn 
their sabres. Twenty paces from the corpses the com- 
mander shouted: "Halt!" The squadron halted short 
with a great clanking of steel. The commander urged 
forward his horse, which stopped three feet from the 
bloody hecatomb. The animal, affrighted, shied, and with 
a blow of his hoof staved in the skull of a corpse. The 
chief looked on the scene. His old face — yellow, parchment- 
like, wrinkled, all pleated near the eyes — became marbled 
with greenish tints, and beneath his erey moustache of 
coarse hair, trimmed brush fashion, his lips were crisped. 
Intense rage rose within him, and he made a violent effort 
to suppress it. At his orders four troopers fell out and 
posted themselves at the head of the bridge. As they 
passed, guiding their mounts with a firm grip on the rein, 
the terrified animals neighed loudly, rearedj and refused 
to advance. Then the men pricked them with the spur, 
and they darted off in a gallop. 

The commander dismounted, and in the company of an 
officer moved among the dead. From time to time, in 
presence of a wound more fearful than the others, he 
pronounced a few brief words, and his voice trembled. 
They saw the slain officer lying with his head split in two, 
and they both gave a start. They had come to the 
Pomeranian soldier. The four troopers, in vedette, a few 
paces in advance, had difficulty in managing their horses, 
which snorted, sniffing the air' behind them. The imprint 
of the fingers was still deeply marked in the soldier's 
blackened, swollen flesh, and the face had become dread- 
ful. The commander shuddered — bis countenance was 
deadly pale. Then his rage, controlled for a moment, 
knew no bounds. It burst out like savage thunder, boil- 
ing over in a torrent of imprecations. He made a gesture 
of wild passion, and, abruptly retracing his steps, yelled 
out orders. 

Four hussars rushed at full gallop towards the Mayor's 
house, two hundred paces off; a part of the squadron dis- 
mounted; estafets set out in different directions. Thp 
anger of the chief had spread to the soldiers. Those in 
the first rank had described the terrible scene of carnage 
to those in the second, and the horrible details had passed 
from rank to rank, goading the men to mad excitement. 
Restrained by a discipline of iron, they allowed naught to 
be seen of the passion that growled within them, and re- 
mained impassive, stiff, riveted to their saddles. 

Then the commander in a hoarse voice ordered: "Break 
in the doors. Search the houses. Make the inmates come 
out, willingly or by force — men, women, and children. — 
and bring me all that scum." 

The chiefs let loose the worst instincts of these armed 
brutes. A blast of fury coursed over the men, and with 
savage clamor they dashed against the houses. The doors 
flew to pieces beneath the pressure of shoulders, beneath 



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boil 1 
caoe. sahr 

\n«J in a ft. 
- about al 

the humble turniturc 
of the in, fortunate iol •n- the few 

Backlog everything within their reach. TI.e women, ; 

■ ;ih pariheil throat*, bapvard looks, ran like hunted 
inx to escape. Ti 
amid abominable ribaldry, roughly clutched hold of them, 
and dragged them into the street. They chased, with 
cruel oaths, I he children, wbo fled, bewildered and white 
with terror, calling after tluir mothers with piercing 
shrieks. An invalid was not u, k enough; thej 

drove him along with blows from the pummels of their 
sabres, and when, overpowered by their violence, the 
wretched creature lost bis equilibrium and fell at full 
length, wounding himself in the head, and then made vain 
efforts to rise, they burst out laughing around him, and 
pricked him with the points of their sabres to force him to 
get up. 

A band of these frantic men came to the barn where the 
two wounded were lying. The old peasant woman had 
just finished dressing their wounds They caught sight of 
the Franctireur beside a wounded comrade, and they 
uttered a wild cheer. One soldier raised his sabre. The 
peasant woman, tall and thin, had stood up. She uttered 
a supplication, and instinctively stretched her arm over 
the head of the dying man to protect him. The blade 
came down, cutting off her hand and splitting the Franc- 
tireur's head. She remained erect, threatening, as pale 
as death, her arm, with the bleeding stump, held out, arid 
fixed them with her eyes widely distended. Her harsh 
and heavy look, filled with crushing contempt, fell upon 
them. Then, in the silence that had all at once ensued, 
she spat in their faces. 

"Cowards!" And she leant tottering against the wall, 
her arm still rigidly pointing to the door with its mutilated 
wrist. 

Mute terror, inexpressible shame, nailed *,he hussars to 
the ground before their comrade gasping his last breath, 
before the wounded man they had just put an end to, be- 
fore this white-haired grandmother they had struck, and 
who had just branded them with the most cruel insult that 
can be inflicted on man. Then, while the deadened 
rumble of the soldiery buffeting and insulting their 
prisoners growled outside, they left the place in silence, 
one by one in single file, without raising their eyes. When 
the last had left, the old woman sank down between the 
two corpses. — Georges Montbard, in English Illustrated 
Magazine. 

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pital for the last year, which is largely a charitable 
institution, is out; and from it is learned that the manage- 
ment of the hospital has been assumed by a board of four- 
teen ladies. The hospital is thoroughly equipped for treat- 
ment of all diseases of the eye, ear, nose, and throat. Three 
classes of patients are received at the institution: Those 
who can pay for private rooms and trained nurses, and 
the attendance of their own physicians; those who can pay 
for their board but are unable to pay for medical attend- 
ance; and those who are unable to meet any part of the 
cost of their treatment. The institution has accomplished 
a great deal of good. Its trustees are: Louis C. Deane. 
M. D., president; Wm. H. Mills, vice-president: Edward 
B. Jennings, secretary; and Charles Webb Howard and 
Henry N. Clement. The board of managers are: Mrs. 
Henry Krebs, president; Mrs. John I. Sabin, 1st vice- 
president; Mrs. D. J. Murphy, 2d vice-president; Mrs. T. 
P. Woodward, secretary; Mrs. R. Jennings, treasurer; 
Mrs. Benjamin E. Babcock, Mrs. C. T. Deane, Mrs. Thos. 
Denigan, Mrs. W. G. Dodd. Mrs. Isaac Heeht, Mrs. Joseph 
Kirk! Mrs. J. I. Martel, Mrs. Redmond Payne, Mrs. M. 
R. Roberts. 

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BANKING. 
Bank ot British Golumhi,i. 

Capital Paid li« .'.ii/io RaMMTTt Fund 1 600,000 

HEAD OKI "HARD STHirr, LoHDOW 

Branches— Vlctorl*. Vancouver, New Weal ml niter, Kamloop*. Nan- 
limo, Nelson Rosalaad, Sandon, British Columbia; Portland. Oregon 

This Hank transact* a General Hanking UunmeiiM. Account* opened sub- 
1 heck, and Special Deposit* received. Commercial Credit* granted 
available In all parts of the world. Approved Hills discounted and ad- 
vances made on good collateral security. Draws direct at current rates 
upon Its Head Offlco and Branches, and upon Its Agents, aA follow*: 

New Yoke— Merchants' Hank or Canada; Cnicaoo— First National Hank; 
Liverpool— North and South Wales Hank; Scotland— British Linen 
Company; Ireland— Hank or Ireland; Mexico— London Bank of Mexico; 
South America— London Bank of Mexico and South America; China and 
Japan— Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China; Australia and 
New Zealand— Bank of Australasia and Commercial Banking Company of 
Sydney, Ld: Demxhara and Trinidad (West Indies)— Colonial Bank. 

Also on Dawson City. Yukon District, arrangements having been mado 
with the Canadian bank of Commerce whereby It Is prepared to issue 
drafts and Letters of Credit on that Bank at above point, and transact 
other banking business. Terms upon application. 

San Francisco Savinrjs Union. 

&32 California Street. 

Deposits. Julyl, 1868 123,350.180 Reserve Fund H8i,009 

Pald-Up Capital l.UUO.OOO Contingent Fund 436.516 

E. B. POND, President W. C. B. DeFREMERY, Vice-President 

LOVELL WHITE, Cashier. 

Directors: George W Beaver. Thomas Magee, W. C. B. de Fremery, Al- 
bert Miller, Robert Watt, George C. Boardman, Dantel E. Martin, George 
Tashelra E. B. Pond. 

Loans upon San Francisco and Oakland Real Estate, and Farms and 
Farming Lands In the Country 

Receives Deposits. Country remittances may be made in checks payable 
in San Francls-o. Post Office or Wells Fargo & Co 's Money Orders, or coin 
by Express, but the responsibility of this bank commences only with the 
receipt c ( the money. 

No charge is made for pass-book or entrance fee. 

Office Hours : 9 a. m. to 3 p. m , and Saturday evenings, for receipt of de- 
posits only, 6:30 to 8 o'clock. 

Bank of California, San FranGisGO. 

Capital and Surplus, $3,000,000 

WILLIAM ALVORD President I CHARLES R. BISHOP. . Vlce-Pree't 

ALLEN M. CLAY Secretary THOMAS BROWN Cashier 

S.Prentiss Smith... Aes't Cashier [ I. F. Moulton 2d Ass 't Cashier 

CORRESPONDENTS. 
New York— Messrs. Laidlaw & Co.; the Bank of New York, N. B. A. 
Baltimore— The National Exchange Bank. Boston— National Shaw- 
mut Bank; Chicago— Illinois Trust and Savings Bank; Union National 
Bank. Philadelphia— Philadelphia National Bank. St. Louis— Boat- 
man's Bank. Virginia City (Nev.)— Agenoy of The Bank of California. 
London— Messrs. N. M. Rothsohlld & Sons; Paris— MeBsrs. de Roths- 
child Freres. Berlin— Dlreotion der Disconto Gesellschaft. China, 
Japan and East Indies— Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China. 
Australia and New Zealand— The Union Bank of Australia, Ltd., and 
Bank of New Zealand. 
Letters of Credit Issued available in all parts of the world. 

The San Francisco National Bank, 

Southeast Corner of Pine and Sansome streets, S. F. 
Jas. K. Wilson, President. E. A. Bruguierb, Vice-President. 

Lewis I. Cowgill, Cashier. F. W. Wolfe, Assistant Cashier. 

Capital $500,000 

Directors: Jas. K. Wilson, D. J. Staples, Wm. Pierce Johnson, Geo. 
A.Pope, E. A. Bruguiere, Ed. G. Lukens, Charles C. Judson. 

Agents: New York— Hanover National Bank, Chase National Bank; 
Boston— National Bank of the Commonwealth. Philadelphia— Drexel & 
Co. Chicago— Continental National Bank. St. Louis— The Mechanics' 
Bank. Kansas City— First National Bank. London— Brown Shipley & 
Co. Paris— Morgan, Harjes & Co. 

Mutual Savings Bank of San Francisco. 

33 Post Street, below Kearny, mechanics' Institute Building. 

Guaranteed Capital $1,000,000 Paid-Up Capital $300,000 

JAMES D. PHELAN. President. S. G. MURPHY, Vice-President. 
GEO. A. STORY, Cashier. JOHN A. HOOPER, Vloe-PreBident 

C. B. HOBSON, Assistant Cashier. 

Directors— James D. Phelan, L. P. Drexler, John A. Hooper, O. G. 
Hooker, James Moffltt, S. G. Murphy, Frank J. Sullivan, Robert MoElroy, 
and Joseph D. Granc. 

Interest paid on Deposits. Loans on approved securities. 

Deposits may be sent by postal order, Wells, Fargo & Co. , or Exchange 
on City Banks, When opening aooounts send signature . 

Germania Trust Go. ot San Francisco ft™tT£ ers 

Paid-up Capital and Reserves, $375,000. 
A general savings and commercial banking business transacted. Inter- 
est paid on savings deposits. Loans on approved real estate security, and 
on commercial paper. 

DIRECTORS— Ernst A.Denioke, A. Sbarboro. J. C. Rued, F. C. Siebe, A. 
Tognazzini, H. Brunner, McD. R. Venable, A. Q. Wieland, F. Kronenberg. 

GroGker-Woolworth National Bank of S. F. 

Cor. market, Montgomery, and Post streets. 

Paid-Up Capital $1,000,000 

WM.H. CROCKER President 

W. E. BROWN Vioe-Prosldent 

HEO. w KT.INE . . . .Cashier 

W. GREGG JR Assistant Cashier 

Directors— W. H. Crocker, E. B. Pond, W. E. Brown, C. E. Green. G. W 
Kline, Hy. J. Crooker, G. W. Scott. 



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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER 



January 21, 1899. 



THE LAST OF THE SEASON. 



" OAY, Daisy, give me this waltz ? It's the wind up." 

sJ " Yes, George, dear, it is yours. Is it really the 
last dauce we shall have together? I can't realize it. It 
seems too terrible. Don't Tom and Jack look angry now 
they see me getting up to dance it with you? They both 
wanted it." 

"Oh, don't mind those chaps. To-morrow we'll be miles 
and miles apart." 

"Isn't it dreadful?" 

" It is kiod o' tough luck, ain't it?" 

" It is as if we were dancing to our own funeral march." 

"Say, Daisy, you are getting quite poetic." 

" My grief makes me feel poetic, George, dear. Ah, 
George, shall you care very, very much when I am gone?" 

"You bet I will." 

" Let me know how much? Oh! Not that way. You 
nearly squeezed me in two." 

" I was trying to show you how much." 

" I meant, ' tell me how much.' " 

" I guess I can show you better than I can tell you." 

" Have you no words to express your love, George, 
dear?" 

" Yes, but they don't seem to give much of an idea of it. 
You see, it's not the same with you girls as it is with us. 
When girls love fellows they want to tell 'em so, and when 
fellows love girls — they want to hug 'em, so." 

" Well, George, you should show me if Mrs. Morton 
wasn't staring at us all the time. But how will you show 
me when I am gone?" 

"I guess I'll have to write to you. You'll let me write 
to you, won't you, Daisy?" 

" I don't know if I dare. You know they spy out every- 
thing I do. They find out who all my letters are from." 

"That's pretty low down, ain't it?'' 

" It's dreadful. Their lynx eyes ferret everything out, 
like cats." 

"Well, say.' I'll tell you what I'll do. I'll send my let- 
ters to Gertie and she can give them to you. She won't 
let on, will she?" 

"I guess not. She told me yesterday, when we were 
counting up our proposals, that she'd rather have me for 
a sister-in-law than any of the girls. You'd better not 
hold me so tight, George — Mrs. Morton's looking." 

" This isn't very tight. I can hold you lots tighter. Do 
I hurt you?" 

" No. It doesn't feel too tight, only it looks it." 

"Oh, come on; never mind, it's the last dance." 

" Dear, dear George ! Do you love me as well as you 
loved Amy?" 

" You bet I do. I never loved any girl half as well as 
you, Daisy." 

" Do you mean it?" 

"Sure. But say, I wish you wouldn't keep looking 
over my shoulder at Prank." 

" I was only wondering how I could have been engaged 
to him last winter. I don't like him a bit now, with those 
great red hands. He never was half as nice as you, 
George. Oh, George! Don't do that so suddenly — you 
nearly made me scream." 

"Do you think Frank and Amy are really engaged? 
They've been dancing together all evening." 

" 1 guess they must be. But she is so proper she won't 
own up. She says her mother wouldn't like it." 

" She ain't so proper when you really get to know her. 
Last year when I " 

"Don't, don't, George. I can't bear it." 

" When you were engaged to Frank.'' 

"Ah, George, but I didn't know you like this then. I'd 
no idea you were so nice." 

"Oh, say, won't you come out in the conservatorv for a 
bit?" 

"Idursn't. Mrs. Morton's watching us again. She's 
had her eye on me all night." 

" But we shan't have another opportunity of seeing each 
other in the dark like that." 

"All right — oh, the music's slowing up." 

"Confound ' Home Sweet Home.' " 

"George! " 

"What?" 



" Mrs. Morton's got her back to us." 

"My little wife!" 

"There, that's enough. We must stop now." 

"Isn't it rough to think we've got to go back to school 
to-morrow? Why weren't we born grown up, then we 
need never part?" A. Stracy. 

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SAN FRAXC1 ri:R. 






PERSONALIS. 



.1 the late John \V. 

• OUJfllt to linlit " 
tted than in an 1 
ant K. L. /.aiinski, Ibe inventor of the pneumatic dynamite 

L'un. One day while Lieutenant /.aiinski was visiting 

at his workshop, he was very much interested in 

the latter's surprising feat of raising a 700-pound weight 

at the long end of a six-foot lever with a one-it 
He professed to accomplish this by simply connecting his 
generator with a small piston acting on the lever, says a 
writer in the New York Herald. Lieutenant Zulinski 
looked the lever and the weight over caret illy, and then 
asked Keely whether the tone of the etberic vapor would 
be powerful enough to raise the long arm of the lever with 
the added weight of the Lieutenant's manly form perched 
upou it. Keely good-naturedly thought be could do the 
trick i|uite easily. So Zalinski climbed up on the end of 
the lever, finding a foothold on the great iron weight, and 
teetered there, smilingly balancing himself in midair. Keely 
turned a few stopcocks. Then there was a slight sound 
in the generator, and up shot the long arm of the lever 
with such force as to hurl the Lieutenant up among the 
cobwebs in the rafters almost as promptly as Zalinski's 
gun now hurls its dreaded earthquakes. The pneumatic 
expert came down safely and with his good nature unruf- 
fled. .\s he brushed the dust from his slouch hat he ex- 
pressed himself as quite convinced that there was power 
under that lever. But he was conservative enough, even 
then, to express no opinion as to the nature of that power. 

The ''icy hauteur " of the Irish statesman, Charles 

Stewart Parnell, is well brought out in the biography of 
that famous leader recently issued by R. B. O'Brien. It 
is related that, when the £40,000 subscribed for him by 
the Irish people in 1S83 was to be presented, the Lord 
Mayor of Dublin, a man of culture and an eloquent speaker, 
was deputed, with some other leading citizens, to wait on 
Parnell at Morrison's Hotel and hand him the check. His 
Lordship naturally prepared a few suitable observations 
for the occasion. At the appointed hour the deputation 
arrived and were ushered into a private sitting room 
where stood the chief. The Lord Mayor, having been an- 
nounced, bowed, and began: "Mr. Parnell " "I be- 
lieve, " said Parnell, "you have got a check for me." The 
Lord Mayor, somewhat surprised at tbisinterruDtion, said 
" Yes." and was about to recommence his speech, when 
Parnell broke in: "Is it made, payable to order and 
crossed?" The Lord Mayor again answered in the affirma- 
tive, and was resuming the thread of his discourse when 
Parnell took the check, folded it neatly, and put it in his 
waistcoat pocket. This ended the interview. 

The young Queen of Holland is showing her spirit in 

the question of her betrothal to Prince William of Wiede, 
to whom, it is reported, she will be married next spring. 
The official announcement of the betrothal has been kept 
back on account of certain difficulties in the protocol, the 
question being whether the Prince should be invested with 
the rights and prerogatives of prince consort or retain his 
present rank. Unless the forr-ierplan is adopted, neither 
the laws of Holland nor the foreign courts will recognize 
him as a member of the Dutch royal family. The Wiede 
family insist upon the title of prince consort, but Queen 
Wilhelmina demands t^iat Queen Victoria's precedent be 
followed, and that the title of prince consort be not con- 
ferred until eighteen months after the marriage. 

Everybody in the city that loves the violin knows Herr Stark the 
virtuoso the master of that instrument.JAt Cafe Zinkand Stark and 
his Vienna Concert Orchestra are heard in popular and classic 
music every evening from 7 to 8 and 9 to 12. Hundreds drop in ( o 
this refined place of refreshment not only to sip a glass of beer o ) 
enjoy a favorite dish but to as well be entertained by the choice 
selections that are nightly rendered there. 

Absolutely pure is the claim made in every advertisement of t 
Royal Baking Powder and absolutely pure is the verdict of every 
housekeeper in the land using the Koyal. It is the standard among 
baking powders, worth the price sold at, because of its purity, health- 
ful bread-rnatng qualities and the strength that makes a small 
quantity go a long way. No trouble about delicious biscuit an d 
pastry when the Royal is used. 



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NOT'CE TO CREDITOBS. 
E»tate ot ARTHUrt NEWTON LORINO. Decaased. 

i- hereby given bv tin- nnderslgoed, A C Preeae. admin 
of tbe estate <>r Arthur Newton Lor log. deceased, to the Creditors of, and 
nil persons having Ola 
the Dent lirst publtoai 

the aata Administrator at the offloe 
Sullivan 'ling, corner I Kearny 

■ ransacllon of the bitslucs-s- of the 
said "state In the Oily and County of San Francisco, State of California 

A C. FREESF.. 
Administrator of ihe estate of Arthur Newton Loring, dc le 
I at San Francisco, January ID [SOD. 
J. D. Sn.i Ivan. Attorney for Administrator. 

NOTICE TO CREDITORS 
Estate of ALFRED H. MATTSON, Deceased. 
Notice Is hereby given by the undersigned. A. C. Freese Admrafsrmmr 
of the estate of Alfred H. Mattsoo. deceased, to the creditors of. and-ull 
persons having claims against the said deceased, toexhtblt then 
the necessary vouchers, within fourmonths after the first publication of 
this notice, to the said Administrator, at the offices of| hie attorney. J. f' 
Sullivan, rooms .13-35 38 Chronicle building, corner Ueary and Kearny 
streets, San Francisco, Cal., the same being his place for the transaction 
of the business of the said estate in the City and County of San Francisco. 
State of California. A C. FREESE, 

Administrator of the Estate of Alfred H. Mattsou, Deceased. 
Dated at San Francisco. January 10, 1899. 
J. D. Sullivan-. Attorney for Administrator. 



NOTICE TO CREDITORS. 
Estate of ELIZA WILSON, Deceased. 

Notice is hereby given by the undersigned, A. C. Freese, administrator 
of the estate of Eliza Wilson, deceased, to the Creditors of, and all 
persons having claims against the said deceased, to exhibit them with the 
necessary vouchers, within Jour months after the first publication of thiy 
notice, 10 the said administrator at the offices of his attorney, J. D. SOW 
van, rooms 31-35-38 Chronicle Building, corner Geary and Keart y Streets, 
San Francisco, Cal., the same being his place for the transaction, of the 
business of the said estate in the City and County of San Francisco, State 
of California. A. C. FREESE, 

Administrator of the Estate of Eliza Wilson, deceased 1 . 

Dated at San Francisco, January 19, 1899. 

J. D. SULLIVAN, Attorney for Administrate* 

ANNUAL MEETING 
Oceanic Steamship Company 
The regular annual meeting of the stockholders of the Oceanic Steam- 
ship Company will be held at the office of the company, 32? Market St. r 
San Francisco, Cal.,, on 

SATURDAY, THE 21st DAY OF JANUARY, 1899. 
atthehourof 11 o'clock A. m., for the purpose of electing a Board of Direc- 
tors to serve for the ensuing year, and the transaction of such other busi- 
ness as may be brought before the meeting. Transfer books will close on 
Tuesday, January 1U, 1899, at 3 o'clock p. m. 

E. H. SHELDON, Secretary. 
Office; 327 Market street, San Francisco, Cal. 

ANNUAL MEETING. 

Sierra Nevada Silver Mining Company. 

The regular annual meeting of the stockholders of the Sierra Nevada Sil- 
ver Mining Company will be held at the office of the company, roots 14, 
Nevada Block, 3U9 Montgomery street, San Francisco, Cat., on 

WEDNESDAY, the 11-th DAY OF JANUARY. 1899, 
at the hour of 1 o'clock p. m. , for the purpose of electing a Board of Direc- 
tors to serve for the ensuing year and the transaction of such other busi- 
ness as may come before the meeting. 
Transfer books will close on Monday, January 16, 18t9 at S o'clock p m. 

E. L. PARKER, Secretary. 
Office— Room 14. Nevada Block, 309 Montgomery St., San Francisco. Calt 

ANNUAL MEETING. 

Oallfornla Powder Works. 

The annual meeting of the stockholders of the California Powder 

Works will be held at the offloe of the company, No. 330 Market! street, 

San Francisco, Cal., on 

MONDAY, the 20th DAY OF FEBRUARY, 1899, 
at the hour of 1 o'clock p. m.. for the purpose ot electing a Roard of Trus- 
tees to serve for the ensuing year and the transaction of such other busi- 
ness as may come before the meeticg. 

J. F. NESM1TH, Seorefrairj. 
Oftlce-3-0 Market street, San Francisco, Cal. 



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Jnnuaiy 21, 189 




ONE of our Incal beaux has had to seek new bachelor 
quarters. He was so comfortably installed, too, in a 
sunny, cosy suite not one thousand miles from Geary and 
Hyde streets. Beiug a handsome man, he is used to count- 
ing his conquests among the fair sex by the dozens, but he 
draws the line at the experience he had in bis late quar- 
ters. The middle-aged landlady, who at some remote per- 
iod of her existence may have been handsome, fell a victim 
to his charms. At first she kept her own secret, but, 
when she heard it rumored that the gentleman had be- 
stowed his affections upon the vivacious little belle, she 
confessed her tender passion, and, when he turned a deaf 
ear to her sighs, her love rage sought strange expres- 
sions. During his absence she wilfully destroyed all his 
wearing apparel, confiscated his collars, cuffs, and neck- 
ties, snipped holes in bis expensivj silk hosiery, and dam- 
aged everything else which came in her way. Upon bis 
discovering the state of affairs our young gentleman 
threatened arrest and a suit for damages. The elderly 
female, frightened and repentant, begged for forgiveness, 
and, after reimbursing him for his loss, allowed him to de- 
part without worrying him with anymore avowals of love. 
Now he is quartered in a down-town hotel, and vows he 
never again will trust soft-spoken ladies with sunny suites 
" to let." 

* * # 

The news that there is to be a Mardi Gras ball at the 
Hopkins Art Institute brings to mind an incident of the 
last one, given in 1897, at that very exclusive place. A 
local legal light, who is not a stranger to the divorce 
courts and always ready for a flirtation, was on the re- 
ception committee, consequently allowed a peep at the 
ladies' faces, as at the entrance door they lifted their 
masks for identification. One of the most striking figures 
on the floor was a red domino worn by a petite Parisienne, 
who for over a year honored with her presence and title 
the burned-up hotel on Market street. During the even- 
ing the lady noticed our handsome attorney, made some 
sprightly remark to him in broken English, and he at once 
became her devoted slavp. When the hour for unmasking 
came, her charms, set off by a very decollete gown and a 
blaze of diamonds, made a deep impression on her new ac- 
quaintance — they agreed upon meeting again. He had 
had many affairs, but never had courted a Countess. His 
vanity was flattered, and his love lasted a whole winter. 
She professed to be madly in love with her swain, but was 
not blind to the main chance, and received the Benedict's 
attentions with the hope of substantial benefits. In the 
Spring he invited her to his beautiful country home, from 
which his lawful spouse was absent at the time. The fam- 
ily carriage met the guest at the station, and a dainty 
luncheon en ttte-u-tUe awaited her at the chateau. All was 
lovely for a time until Mme. la Cointesse discovered that a 
sealskin coat was absolutely necessary to keep her alive in 
the treacherous climate of California. Whether the gen- 
tleman thought that too dear a price to pay for the lady's 
smiles, or whether he was disgusted with the mercenary 
motives of his aristocratic inamorata, it is difficult to say; 
however, that was the " rift intbelute," and, from ardent 
protestations of passion, they drifted into the cooler re- 
gious of platonism, and finally became mere bowing ac- 
quaintances. The lady has sailed for her home in sunny 
Prance, and Mr. congratulates himself on his nar- 
row escape from a blackmail suit. Moral : Beware of red 
dominoes. Ti.ey are not always what they seem, and ex- 



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Fiown upon earth ami 
saw a mortal in a turgii 

' he might make head- 
way. 

I unto Vulcan 
tiny mite. He Is In a life and death 
with a mob of his fellow mites. By myself, but ho fights 
well; doubtless he Is on some errand of human mercy— bis 
child is sick or the wife of his bosom is nigh to death. 
Shall I not part the crojrd and make a clear pathway for 
him in recognition of his 'mitey' efforts?" 

Vulcan loared a deep, bass laugh in recognition of the 
great Jove's joke, but he - 

let the man attain his end by himself that we may 
see him puff with pride, ft is more amusing to see them 
in that state." 

"I think." said Jove, "that a miraculous intervention in 
his behalf would be more like to make him puff with pride; 
however, as you will. Ah. see. he has of his own efforts 
reached the edjje of the battling crowd. It was a noble 
faith! Three times I thought him crushed. Those 
mortals have courage in plenty. Now let us hear what 
he says to the mortal whom he has approached." 
And the t'ods bent car and listened. 
And the mortal said: 

a pair of those fifteen cent socks that are 
marked down to ten."— Criterion. 

ROOSEVELT'S EYE-GLAbSES. 



" /"VOLONEL Roosevelt is very near-sighted." said one 
V^/ of the New Orleans boys who saw service at San- 
tiago. " and, when the hot fighting was in progress, his 
insisted almost entirely of spectacles. Near- 
"d people always have an abiding dread of losing 
their glasses, knowing their absolute helplessness without 
such aid, and I was told by one of the New York club con- 
tingent that Roosevelt took particular pains before leav- 
ing home to provide against such a disaster. He had been 
in the habit of wearing nose-glasses with a black silk cord 
bed, but ii ement was entirely unsuited to a 

campaign where the glasses themselves would be liable to 
fall off constantly and the cord to catch on twigs. So he 
substituted very large, round spectacles with steel hooks 
for the ears, and had a dozen pairs mounted. These he 
planted around his person and equipment, trying to dis- 
tribute them so that no one accident could include them 
all. One pair was sewed in his blouse, another in his belt, 
another in his hat, two iu his saddle-bags, and so on. At 
the fight at Guasimas his horse was barked by a bullet 
while held by an orderly, and plunged frantically against, a 
tree. Colonel Roosevelt came rushing up, all anxiety, and 
began prying under the saddle flap. ' They haven't hurt 
the nag, sir, ' said the orderly. -'Iknow,' replied the Col- 
onel, with tears in his voice, 'but blast 'em, they've 
smashed my specs ! ' " 

DENVER is so young," said a correspondent of the Bos- 
ton Transcript, "that General Denver, for whom it is 
named, is still living and visited the city a few years ago. 
This is a rare honor. Washington never saw the great 
city which he knew would bear his name. Lieutenant 
Duluth, the intrepid French officer of the lake region, had 
been in his grave two hundred years before the city that 
perpetuates his fame was founded. It has been General 
Denver's eood fortune to live to see his namesake possess 
a population of 170,000 and rank high among the thriving 
towns of the West." 



A TEACHER in one of the Cleveland public schools said 
to the class in English composition: "I wish every 
member of the class would write out a conversation be- 
tween a grocer and one of his customers, introducing some 
pathetic incident or reference." Among the compositions 
handed in was the following by a sweet little girl: ' : What 
do you want ?' asked the merchant. " The lady replied: 
'A pound of tea.' "' Green or black ? ' asked the mer- 
chant. " 'I think I'll take blacK,' she said; 'it's for a 
funeral. " — Exchange. 

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ASSESSMENT NOTICE. 
Andeft Silver Mining Company. 
Location of principal pin. a), Location 

of works— Virginia Cll 

Noll' ml or Direct* 

on tbc 19th a BM, an Hie*' 

-hare wan lei ration, 

payable immodiatch ai tho 

of the company, roonr- .la Block, sou Montgomery 

o, Cal. 
Any stock upon which this assessment shall remain unpaid on the 
81th DAT OF JANUARY, 1899, 
will be delinquent, nrd advertised fur -.tie at public auction and 
payment Is made before will be nnldon THURSDAY, the 19th . 
>*r?. |k.: m.. to pay tho del ' 

advertising and expenses of sale. Bv>. 
the llnaid of Directors. 

.iohn w. twiqos. Secretary. 
Ofllce: Rooms 20-2.\ Nevada Block, 308 Montgomery St.. Sun Francisco, 
Cal 

ASSESSMENT NOTICE. 
Savage Mining Company. 

Assessment No 9" 

Amount per Share to cents 

Levied Isnuary 

Delinquent in Oftlco February n, 18911 

Day of Sale of Delinquent Stock February 27, IBM 

E. B. HOLMES, Secretary. 
Onicc: Room 50. Nevada Block, 309 Montgomery street, S. E 

ASSESSMENT NOTICE. 
Cliollar Mining Company. 

Assessment .... . ... No 48 

Amount per share 10 

Levied .., inv. ml , 

Delinquent in office ... . ... January 

^ale of Delinquent Stock Februa.y 16 1899 



CHAS E. ELLIOT. Secretary. 
Oltlce: Room 79, Nevada Block, 309 Montgomery street. S. F., Cal. 

ASSESSMENT NOTICE. 

Julia Consolidated Mining Company. 

Assessment No. .29 

Amount per share 

Levied December I : 1891 i 

Delinquent in office January 18, 1899 

.sale of Delinquent Stock Februar] 

J. STADTFELD Ja.,' Secretary, 

Oltlce — Room 58, Nevada Block, SOU V^utgumery streets, San Fraq- 
Oal. 



DIVIDEND NOTICE. 

Savings and Loan Society. 

The Board of Directors declared a dividend for the half year ending 
December SI. 1893, at the rate of four (-h per cent per annum on Term Ue- 
poBlta, and three and one-third (8M) pet cenl per annum on Ordinary De- 
posit*, free or taxes, payable on and after Tuesday, January 8, 1899 
Ddanotoalled for are added to and hear the same rate of dividend 
:■: in. principal Irom and alter January I. 1899. 

CYRUS W. CAUVIANY, Cashier. 
I Mill-;: lol Montgomery street, cor. Sutter, San Francisco, Cal. 

DIVIDEND NOTICE, 

Hibernia Savings and Loan Society. 

Office of cne Hibernia Savings and Loan Society, corner Market, McAllis- 
ter, and Jones streets, San Francisco, Deo. 91,1698. At a regular meeting 
of the Board of Directors of this Society, held this day, a dividend lias been 
declared at the rate of three and one half (3!-£) per cent, per annum on all 
deposits lor the six months ending December 81, 1898, freefromall taxes, 
and payable on and after January 1, 1899. 

ROBERT J. TOBIN. Seoretary. 

DIV'OEND NOTICE. 
Humboldt Savings And Loan Society. 
The Directors have declared the following semi-annual dividends: 4 per 
per cent per annum on term and 3 1-3 per cent per annum on ordinary de- 
posits, payable on ant after January 3. 1899. 

ERNEST BRAND, Seoretary. 
18 Geary street, San Francisco, Cal. 

DIVIDEND NOTICE. 

Hutchinson Sugar Plantation Company. 
Dividend No. 68, of 2 > cents per snare, of the Hutchinson Sugar Planta- 
tion Company, will be payable at tbe ofllce of the company, 327 Market St., 
on and after Friday, January 20 1899. Transfer booke will olose od Satur- 
day January 14. 1899. at la o'clock noon. E. H. SHELDON, Seoretary. 

DIVIDEND NOTICE. 
Oceanic Steamship Company. 
Dividend No. 89, Fifty oents per share, of the Oceanic Steamship Com- 
pany, will be payable at the offioe of the company, 327 Market street, on 
and after Wednesday, February 1, 1-P9. Transfer boons will olose on Thurs- 
day. January 28. 1899, at 3 o'clock p. m . E. H. SHELDON, Secretary. 
Office— 327 Market street, San Francisco, Cal. 

DIVIDEND NOTICE. 

The Continental Building and Loan Association. 

For the year ending with the 3lst of Deo., 1898. a dividend has been de- 
clared of per cent per annum on ordinary deposits, 7 per cent per annum 
on term deposits. 10 per certper anDum to Class ' F" stock, and 12 per cent 
per annum to Class A" stock, all free of taxes. 

WM. CORBIN. Seoretary. 

Office: 222 Sansome St., San Francisco, Cal. 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



January 2t, 1899. 




[Mutter for publication ii this 
Department of the News Letteb 
slum rt be sent to the office not later 
t ho Thursday preceding the cur- 
rent issue of the week I 



"/'"VAN anything be more 
\_/ utterly disgusting 
than this weather?" was the remark of one of our society 
matrons early in the week. "What a pity it cannot rain 
in the country and be fine in town," was the discontented 
comment of another. There is little doubt that the major- 
ity of the Swim would endorse the latter remark; for such 
soggy, damp days and sloppy, wet nights as have been 
the rule ever since January began are not conducive to 
out-of-door pleasures by day or by night. There has been 
a most plentiful lack of gay doings this week, even Mr. 
Greenway, following in the lead of Mrs. Salisbury, post- 
poning the cotillion of the Friday Night Club, which was 
to have been danced last night, until the ninth of Febru- 
ary. However, the Bachelors' Cotillion Club gave their 
third dance in Maple Hall last evening, when Al Dodge 
led the cotillion with Miss Hoelscher as his partner. 

Terpsichore failing, Hymen has been welcome this week, 
and weddings have rilled in vacant spaces very acceptably. 
On Monday afternoon Miss Edna Hubert and Dr. James 
Black were the bride and groom, Archbishop Riordan, 
assisted by Father Mulligan, tying the nuptial knot in the 
rooms of the bride's aunt, Mrs. W. V. Huntington, at the 
Hotel Richelieu, where Dr. and Mrs. Black will reside 
upon their return from their honeymoon. On Monday 
evening there was the wedding of Miss Elizabeth Warren 
and Charles F. Humphreys, which took place at the home 
of the bride's uncle, Charles Clark, on Washington street, 
on Monday evening. The ceremony took place iu the 
billiard room beneath a chime of wedding bells and white 
blossoms, the Rev. Robert Mackenzie performing it. The 
bride, who was robed in ivory satin with a voluminous 
tulle veil, was attended by Miss Susie Darneal as maid-of- 
honor, gowned in blue organdie over blue silk; W. P. 
Humphreys was the groom's best man. Then followed 
congratulations, and dancing, and then an elaborate 
supper. 

The marriage of Miss Mattie Davis and Jesse Newbauer 
tonk place on Tuesday evening at the home of the bride's 
parents on Pacific Avenue, which was prettily decorated 
for the happy event and crowded with the friends of the 
young couple. The ceremony was performed by Rabbi 
Voorsanger in the large circular window of the drawing 
room, where a bridal bower was formed of ferns, smilax, 
and white roses. Here the groom with his best man, 
Eugene Newbauer, awaited the coming of the bride, who 
entered with her father at half-past eight, preceded by 
little Ruth Newbauer and Alfred Davis, and attended by 
Miss Gerty Ettlinger as maid-of honor, who wore pink 
tulle over pink silk, and Miss Mabel Beck as bridesmaid, 
gowned in light blue silk trimmed with white lace. The 
bride looked charmingly in a robe of white satin trimmed 
with tulle. She wore a sunburst of diamonds in her hair 
and a fleecy tulle veil, and carried a bouquet of orchids and 
lilies of the valley. Dancing followed the congratulations 
of the happy pair, and a handsome supper was served at 
small tables, each of them being decorated in different 
colors. The honeymoon is being spent in Southern Cali- 
fornia. 

The society event of the week was the wedding of Miss 
Clementine Kip and Dr. Guy Edie, U. S. A., on Thursday, 
which was solemnized at Grace Episcopal Church at "high 
noon," as the invitations termed it. Miss Kip's desire for 
sunny skies was gratified — the rain clouds disappeared and 
the morning was clear and beautiful, a typical San Fran- 
cisco winter's day. Grace Church was simply packed for 
the ceremony, which took place promptly on time. Two 
cavalry orderlies received the admission cards at the 



church door, and the national colors draped the vestibule 
with a canopy-like effect. The floral decorations were con- 
fined to the chancel, and from the entrance looked like a 
bower in the distance, giant palms meeting overhead with 
the altar covered with white flowers, and myriads of lights 
twinkling in the background. The ushers were appar- 
ently new to the office, for they were unable to handle the 
feminine crowd — the male sex being few and far between 
— who simply would not be seated, but crowded the vesti- 
bule, and therefore a passageway was with difficulty 
formed for the bridal party as they entered by the east 
door to the strains of the Lohengrin chorus. They were 
led by the ushers, who were resplendent iu gold lace, two 
from the artillery and two from the cavalry branch of the 
service. Then followed the maid of honor, Miss Mary Kip, 
robed in white corded silk and mousseline de soie. She 
wore a Gainsborough hat of white velvet and ostrich 
plumes and on her left arm she bore a huge bunch of 
Marechal Neil roses. Then came the stately bride and 
her father, W. I. Kip, her blonde beauty showing to great 
advantage in her handsome robe of white satin, made en 
traine and trimmed with lace and orange blossoms. She 
also wore orange blossoms in her hair and the customary 
tulle vail, and carried a cluster of brides' roses. The groom 
and his best man, Lieutenant Harris, IX. S. A., awaited 
their coming at the chancel, both in full uniform, where 
the brother of the bride, the Rev. W. I. Kip, Jr., per- 
formed the ceremony in a most impressive manner, Bishop 
Nicholls pronouncing the nuptial blessing. From the 
church the bridal party and those bidden to the feast pro- 
ceeded to the Kip residence on Eddy street, where a 
bridal dfjruner was served, the guests being limited- in num- 
ber. Later in the day Dr. and Mrs. Edie left for a honey- 
moon trip south. They will reside at the Presidio, where 
the Doctor is in charge of the new hospital. 

Regrets were many that General Shatter should have 
chosen that particular day and hour for relieving General 
Merriam, as it deprived the church ceremony of many of 
the higher dignitaries of the army, but there were enough 
of the buttons present to make it quite a brilliant gather- 
ing. The ladies nearly all wore tailor-made gowns. 

General Shatter, accompanied by his staff and his 
daughter, Mrs. McKittrick, arrived on Wednesday even- 
ing from the East, and last evening he was the recipient 
of a reception at the Palace Hotel, and to-night will be 
guest of honor at a dinner to be given by the Union 
League Club. Next Wednesday ni-rht the Pacific Union 
Club wiP give a dinner in honor of General Shafter's re- 
turn, and later the'Loyal Legion' will entertain him at a 
banquet. 

The British residents are preparing to give a reception 
to Admiral Lord Charles Beresford, who is expected to 
arrive here from Japan the early part of next month. It 
is probable that some of our clubs will join in the demon- 
stration. 

The only tea of note this week was given by Mrs. Edwin 
Diamond on Thursday afternoon, Mrs. Joe Tobin and Mrs. 
Paul Jarboe being her chief assistants in receiving. 

The reception given by Major and Mrs. Cluff in celebra- 
tion of the twentieth anniversary of their wedding, at 
their residence on Vallejo street, on Wednesday evening 
of last week, was a most pleasant affair. The prettily 
decorated rooms were crowded with friends, who were 
made welcome by the host and hostess, the Misses Maud 
and Mabel Cluff lending their aid to ensure the pleasure of 
their guests. There was music, dancing, a handsome sup- 
per, and a good time generally. There was a dancing re- 
ception at the Louis Schwabachers on Clay street the 
same evening, in honor of the engagement of Miss Louise 
Schwacher and Albert Ebrman, and an elaborate supper 
was served at midnight. 

Mrs. Leopold Michaels has been the hostess of two very 
elaborate dinners of late, and at each of them forty guests 
were entertained. Both dinners were served in the pri- 
vate dining-room of the Hotel Richelieu. At one Mr. and 
Mrs. H. Bend of New York were the guests of honor, and 
at the second Mr. and Mrs. Morris Greenebaum of New- 
York filled that role. The decorations of the table were 
rare orchids and American beauty roses, and the delicious 
menu served sustained the reputation of that famed hos- 



January 21 



FRANC 



■tv dinner was tbe one given at the 
■1 hv Mr inl to a party "f twelve 

haded candelabra cast th< i>on an 

.1 berries, carnatio: 
ribbon and maiden hair fei 

The eng<n.'.>ment has been announced this week of i ieorge 
if Washing! 
•■ place at an e from 

f the engagement of 
Crouch to Martin Chv ,kie. and of Mi-- 

Harrub to \V. E. GrifBth, so that these weddings with that 
of Miss Mary M Varren OIney Jr.. gives promise 

of three pretty ceremonials for society on the other side 
of the bay to look forward to in the near future. 

There is joy in Bohemia as well as in the Swim. The 
powers that control such affairs have decided that there 
shall be a Mardi Gras Hall at the San Francisco Institute 
of Art this year. The fact that Mardi Gras falls on 
Valentines day. the H'.h of February, will no doubt add 
zest to the pleasure of the affair; and as society has signi- 
fied its iutention of being on band the indications are that 
the ball will be a success. It will also be quite exclusive 
— only those who have been invited, or who have been 
passed upon by a committee will receive tickets. The 
committee says: "The rule as to masking is the same as 
that which has obtained in other seasons. Ladies must 
wear mask, without which they will not have the privilege 
of the lloor. Masking is optional with men. It is partic- 
ularly requested that both ladies and gentlemen wear cos- 
tume, and thus contribute to the artistic character of the 
entertainment. Officers of the Army, Navy and National 
Guard are requested to wear their uniforms. Ladies, 
upon entering the building, must raise their masks for 
identification, if so requested. All must unmask at 12 
o'clock. The Grand March will begin promptly at it p. m., 
led by Prince Carnival and his suite. The price of tickets, 
including supper, has been Ixed as follows: Tickets ad- 
mitting gentlemen will be five dollars; ladies, three 
dollars." 

Mr. William M. Bunker, accompanied by Mrs. Bunker, 
will leave the city within the next six weeks or so for a 
tour around the world. Mr. Bunker has been named as 
honorary Commissioner by the local Chamber of Com- 
merce, and will during his absence collect such statistics 
and note such commercial facts as may be of use to the 
business community. Mr. and Mrs. Bunker will go from 
here to Japan, China, and thence to Vladivostock. They 
will travel thence across Siberia along the Siberian Rail- 
way to St. Petersburg, and so on to other European 
centers, reaching Paris for the great Exposition. Their 
absence will be indefinite. Mr. ' Bunker is abmirably 
equipped for gathering important information for loca 
use, as there are very few men in California who better 
understand the requirements of this city and possibilities 
of the State. 

Impressive exercises were conducted at Masonic Temple, 
corner Post and Montgomery streets, on last Wednesday 
evening by San Francisco Consistory No. 1, Masters of 
the Royal Secret 32° of the A. S. R. of F. M., at which 
time the 32° was conferred upon fourteen members of the 
order. After the exercises a banquet was enjoyed by 
those present. 

Lieutenant Bent, having got an extension of sick leave, 
he and Mrs. Bent will remain in Alameda until sometime in 
March as the guests of Mrs. Cohen at Pernside. Lieuten- 
ant Haines of the 3rd Artillery, who went to Cuba with 
his battery at the outbreak of the war, has returned to 
duty here, receiving a warm welcome back. Army circles 
at the Presidio are regretting the loss of Lieutenant and 
Mrs. O'Herne who are to be stationed at Fort Riley for 
some time to come. Mrs. John Boggs and Miss Alice left 

Insist Upon Having Your Ticket to New York, Boston, or 

Other Eastern Cities 
Read over the Nickel Plate (N. Y 0. & St. L. R. R.), the popular 
low-rate short line. Quick time, unexcelled accommodations, and 
no extra fares charged. Jay W. Adams, Pacific Coast Passenger 
Agent, 37 Crocker Building. San Francisco. Cal. 



Remember that Leopold, at 35 Post street, has a splendid line of 
holiday greens and a beautiful collection of flowers. 



-terday, » will rem ■ 

week 

tour around the world, sailing for Japan last week 
left for Honolulu b- 

having i;one to New Orleans, 
where she will spend the rest of the irlnter with rela 

The active men ;>ah Charity Club, a 

rooms, 1624 o'Farrell street, at ! 
January 16th for luncheon. After a couple of hours Bpenl 
at the table, the ladies listened to the various reports for 
■ I the least interesting of which was that of the 
■ary in which she reported 1 l(i garments mat 
the ladies, distributed as follows Nursery Home, Cbild- 
llospital. Maria Kip Orphanage, Infant Shelter and 
Fruit and Flower Mission. Committees made .">o visits. 
assisting 42 persons. At the close of the reports the 
corresponding secretary read a most interesting letter 
from Mrs. James V. Kendall, secretary of the Baldwins- 
ville Club, New York, the oldest woman's olub of America 
it having just celebrated its eighty-second birthday. The 
election of officers for the ensuing year brought to a 
probably as happy an anniversary as the club has ever 
known. The new officers are: Presideut, Mrs. A. ('. 
Rulofsor. : Vice president, Mrs. H. Newell; Recording- 
Secretary, Mrs. R. H. Countryman; Corresponding- 
Secretary, Miss Louise Elliott; Treasurer, Mrs. J. J. 
Spieker. 

The exhibition of paintings at the Century Club will take 
place during the month of April and promises to be an ex- 
ceedingly good one. 

PREMATURE, GRAYNESS 

is the fate of many a Touug woman, and many a woman 
young in face, figure, and tastes, has the i ell- tale gray hair 
appearing at her temples. 
WE ADVISE the use of 1HE IMPERIAL HA!R REGENERATOR, a 
scientific and harmless preparation which instantly re- 
WjS ^jM ' v j stores the lost color, and is so natural it cannot be de- 

■M tected. No mat>er what your sh:ide, from blue); 10 light- 

est blonde, > ou may have it again. By using the Regen- 
erator once in every few months, the hair is always beau- 
tiful, soft and glossy. Send lock of hair, which we will color and return free. 
Sole Manufacturers and Patentees, Imperial Cnemical Manufacturing 
Company, 892 Fifth avenue. New York. Jn San FrancUco. sold by: GOLD- 
STEIN & OOHN, 822 Market street; S. STROZYNSKt, $1 Geary Btreet, 
OWL DRUG COMPANY, and all Druggists and Hair "ressers. 

WATER LIGHT 




Water works and electric light plants 
for country clubs and residences 
Contracts taken for complete instal- 
lations, and all work fully guaran- 
teed. Only the best class of work 
solicited. No steam, heat, or danger. 

HERCULES GAS ENGINE WORKS Unci 
I Mention News Letter] 303 Market St , S, P. 



| LADIES' 



TAILOR. 

Cheapest and Best 



TAILOR-MADE SUITS 

I In this city at short notice. Perfect-Fitting. Patterns 
| tut to order. Dress Forms. 

W- M. LOUDON, 
317 Powell St., San Francisco. 



D 



R. T. FELIX GOURAUD'S ORIENTAL 
CREAM. OR MAGICAL BEAUTIFIER. 



Removes Tan, Pimples, Freckles, Moth 
Patches, Rash, and Skin Diseases, and 
every blemish on beauty, and defies de- 
tection. It has stood the test of 50 years 
and is so harmless we taste it to be sure 
It is properly made. Accept no counter- 
feit of similar name. Dr. L. A. Sayre 
said to a lady of the haut-ton (a pa- 
tient) : "As you ladies will use them, I 
recommend • Gouraud's Cream ' as the 
'.east harmful of all the Skin prepara- 
tions." For sale by all Druggists and 
Fancy-goods Dealers In the United 
States, Canadas, and Europe. 




FERD. T, HOPKINS. Prop'r. 
37 Great Jones St.. N. Y. 



SAN KRANC1SCO NEWS LETTER. 



January 2 1, 1899 



A STRONG 




For public information the following pe- 
tition presented to the late Board of Su- 
p< rvl hey were pre] ring to 

let a contract to tin- < '•■^ and Electric 
Company is published. i) looks as though 
it was -',■ tied by nearly all I he property- 
owners and householders outside the fire 
limits: 

To the Honorable the Mayor and the 
Board ol of the City and 

■ 

I temen : \\ 
d< tits ol iii- cil y a mi coun i y of Sa n Fran- 

1 :■ llfornia, wh hi i 

at the 
numb ich of our 

sp< ci 'ii m v |i. tilii n j ■ hi nor- 

odj to si.i nt to tl Eleci ric 

Ljghi ' 1 horlty 

poles foi to con- 

lei triclty, and i ■ upon which to 

electric lamps, along and upon the 
public streets or the city and county of 
San Fra ncisco, outs id-- the fire limits 
"i si p 1 ving light 
to the city and Inndb reof, 

L. L. i ironw ell, 110 ( alifi 
C, n. H ard, 410 i 
J, S. Brown, 406 I la llforni i, 
W. M. I -i own, 406 : 

. 406 i lallfornla, 

W. I' i nil. i- & < 0., 21 !■ runt. 

P. J. Kennedy, 20 ] 

Washburn & Moeh M. Frank 

: ■ gent. 

tlton, 2 Pirn 
I : 
i ... . i 

i . Haw- 
ley, ire a; ur< r 

Johi I any, 25 

~Fv< mon 
Crai First; H. T. Dally, 

■■ r 

Scott, IS Fremont; 

Jon- s Paddocfe Company, 26 I i - n 

J. A. 

V', !il . | . II. C 

San : 

"\\ orks i retary. 

i, ■ n Rubl ■■ Compai ■ 5 I roi 

William Cluff Company, 20 Front. 

ii: nla. 

i '. i-;. \\ hitney & Co I 

F. H. Hammer & I v... 215 Davis. 

I . 1 ; I . , : ■ 

Whitney & Webster, Fifth and Town- 
send. 

William r. Harrison, 420 Kearny. 
Co., 5 l 'I'umm. 

J. C. Irvine, 1919 I 

Ahpel & Bruekman, 209 Sansome, 

Rolla V". Watt (Royal [nsurance Com- 
pany), Pine and Sansome. 

M acondray & Co., 116 < lallfornla. 

George T. S. White, London and San 
Francisco Bank. 

Charles B. Hill, 2816 Sacramento. 

W. Terry 124 California. 

J. MacNutt, 285 San Jose avenue. 

R. C. Bolton, 401 California. 

John M. Punnett, 101 New Montgomery. 

Arthur D. Naylor. 316 California. 

F. A. Robarts, 72* Sutter. 

A. W. McK> nzie, Baker and Fulton. 

Otto Arnold, Folsom, near Second. 

A. Hallows, 3219 Jackson. 

H. W. Westerfeld, 1003 Geary. 

J. Burtchall. 1401 Van Ness avenue. 

George G. Gould. 2901 Jackson. 

A. Kahman, Pine and Broderick. 

George Bennett, California Market. 

H. J. Lang. 444 California 

George F. Knox, 444 California. 

C. Woolf. 444 California. 

C. Hen-man. 32$ Kearny. 

John G. Joly. 1700 Larkin. 

H. Herrm-an. 34S Sanchez. 

Henry Bortfeld, IS Baskie. 

G. C. Gunthler, l Cedar avenue, 
Louis Llpmnn. 1428 Geary. 

J. Boas. 12!i3 O'Farrell. 

M. Golchman, 417 Powell. 

Joseph Toplltz. 320 Pine. 

S. Solomon. S28 Montgomery, 

K. Gunthier Jr.. 316 Montgomery. 

J. J. Theobald. 305 California. 

Richard Williams, 200 Second. 

David Hale. 588 Howard. 

V. L. Burress. 607 Howard. 



J. A. Foster, looi Market. 
John E. McDonald, 870 Bryant. 
Stanley .1. I >rum, ii Ninl h. 
Daniel Sewell, 1025 Market. 

A. Steward, 833 Bush. 

M. J. Reynolds, i Minna, 

D. Wapley, 1089 Minna- 
Ed Whllon, 861 Market. 
W. E. Fitzgerald, 130 Third. 
W. T. Brooks, r.',. Ritch. 

B. Fisdru, 21 1 Natoma. 

George A. Stock house, 214 Richland ave. 

Joe Rosenbi rg, 908 Ellis. 

L. SteinlM ,-k. 836 Fulton. 

s. Newman. 235 Golden Gate avenue. 

A. Jacobs, 1004 Sacramento. 
M. Steinbai h, 2049 Pine. 
John i ' Levy. 1000 Sutter. 
Robert Eagleson, 748 Market. 
i '. C. Miller, 342 Thirteenth. 

p D Blacfc 342 1 hirteenth. 
W. T. Gardner. 908 Greenwich. 

C. S. Jacobs, 72! Larkin, 

B. Sharft, 1013 Polk. 

H. B. Lonlng, 729 Barkln. 
\i. Blum, 709 Larkin. 

Brother. 633 Larkin. 
N. Bergman, <m Larkin. 
Thomas H. Browne. 705 Larkin. 
L. S. Cruckln, 707 Larkin. 
H. T. Troy. 832 Geai 

i '■. nstin. 

H. Koerne, 3 Myrtle avenue. 
J. Afi Id, 805 Larkin. 

I : i ohler, no? Larkin. 

DIttman ( 817 Larkin. 

.1 D li. dgon, 101 i 1 ■ i 

Thomas 1 'ringli . 901 Larkin. 

S. R. Ames, ! i «arkln. 

J. Unger, 782 < t'Farrell. 

D. J 000 Larkin. 
Kills Jessi n. 1 t01 Suiter. 

i Emi I L103 Sutter. 

Ryan, 1127 Si 

1142 Sutter. 
M. T. Arey, 1210 Polk. 
Samuel Van Prune, 1211% Polk. 
i Jharles Lute m 1216 Polk. 
» Uto i ! 'oik. 

i. I.- zotl i ■ ■ : 
i ■ R, ut< !■. 1301 Polk. 

. uiiy, 2208 Twenty-third. 
Irvine Bro Polk. 

L. H. ■ ■ i 'oik. 

I m - Reilly, 1802 Polk. 
a ii. smith DrugCompany, 1300 Polk. 
J, « :. .].,■ i :■■ 130 ■ Polk. 
Polk. 
i Company, 1811 Polk. 

C. H. i ■ Polk. 

ii. v. 

■ 

i; w . Burnett, 137 Barkln. 

i tw« & Md Turk. 

i Turk. 
D La si Li r, -i i Turk, 
i * Ah< rn, '■:: i ' ■■ Stevenson. 
. . Ellis. 

F. A. Will i 
Willi 

i .. C. Sn; J 

■ . ■ ; ■ 

i 'oik. 
;.!. Mri ion ild 91 , Polk. 

: P0lk. 

Stai ket. 

i J, Higgin, 72] Mi 

1121 ockton. 
i ; B Hoa jland, 637 Ellis. 
! ; uitum i a i ket. 

J hn i-:. Quinn, 1401 Polk. 
i harles H. Mentz, L60] Polk, 
, [506 Polk, 
Montgomery & Co.. 1645 Polk, 
i rank Durkee, 1507 Polk. 

EC, M tnson, L524 i lalifornia. 
i Puttock, 1143 Bulk, 
i , at American Tea Company, m& Polk. 
i - (amenlnos, 1409 Polk. 
B. Galey, 1500 Polk. 
I u. Sussman, 1528 California. 
.i. Schloen, 1541 Polk. 
I harles Kaufman. 1528 Polk. 

B. L,utterman. 1406 Polk. 
August Miller, 1338 Polk, 
Samuel Freedman, 1201 Polk. 

h, >dmond Brothers, Polk and Eddy. 

I .. SLilps. 1060 PolK 

< harles F. Kapp, 1200 Market. 
t . j, G. Kerns. 130 1 helan building. 
bam Dannenbaum, S2S Market. 
u. A. Fischer, 36 O'Farrell. 
( . 1 ant-avenue Cigar Company, 101 Grant 
avenue; I. Danziger, manager. 
Jaines Starling, 1045 Market. 
Joseph Weil & Co.. 567 Market. 
Paiace Hardware Company, 603 Market. 
A. H. Hogg. 557 Ellis, 
t . T. Gydison, 214 Third. 
American Tract Society, 637 Market. 
Hansen & Elrlck, Market and Third. 
bvnleuter & Vol berg, 709 Market. 
A. Krieger, 101U Market. 
Hammond & Brod, 72J Market. 
K. W. Armstrong, 735 Market. 
George W. Shreve, 739 Market. 
K. A. Smith, 753 Market. 

C. E. Wingan, 830 Market. 

11. R. Woodruff, 1316 Larkin. 
J''. Stall), 032 Folsom, 

G. Levy, -Jill- Hayes. 



A. C. Draj eur, 625 Larkin. 
A. J. Garibatui, I1I2A ikiason. 
J, C. Zi 
C. A. Murdock & Co 

J. William Alpenz^ 234 : I ;ivenue. 

H. N. T - mento. 

Italian-Swiss Agricultural Colony, 109 
■ ■■ 
S. Federspiels, 60S Fulton. 
J. M. Olsen, 40fi 1 ireenwich, 
William F. Ohm, 717 Harrison. 

A. S. Houle, m n 
Thomas J. Barbaur, 310 Stockton. 
W. 1 ■. Nlcar, 350 Fremont. 
Georg< 1 ntgomery. 

■ ■ - ■ I .. i j.-ii 11, 282U 1 ■'■ 

B. M. Forrest, 265] Folsom, 

William R. Bean, Florence. 

Dan P. Griffin, 1603 

Henry Jones, 1112 Alabama. 

Joseph Brotherton. 1287 Twenty-third. 

B. 1 1. Scott, 3816 Nineteenth. 

C. Handy, 1724 Broadway. 

George Bolton, Risdon [roil and Boco- 
mottve W 
James s. Frasi r, iMt Hyde. 
■ 

A. J. Bn man, Ills 1 Ireenwich. 
J. A. Brandl 

B. 1 Sradj , H 

.1.. ).. ■ uno. 

pr. F. Watson, 1 1 1 

R. Chi on and Locomotive 

Works. 
J. C. Bruin 2 
R. L. Kohn, 5 Freelon. 
James Leonard, Sixteenth and Carolina. 

■ pard, 20 ] SI 
James T, * londln, 1 '.< ntral Hotel. 
M. \ 1 and Locomotive 

William Turner. I . 

W. E, Ten rmanla avenue. 

J. J. md. 

John I una. 

. 

Michael Ha 

D< nnis Wynn H rrison. 

John McFarlan. 2721 1 fn i-rison. 

ATT i ■ 

■ 1 nnan. 
Jam^ rst. 

Alfred F - "hurch. 

A. 1 : irst. 

Tr. Bo ima 

3. CO 

:; Folsom. 

■ 
M. M 

and Loco- 

C. K iin ian & S01 nore. 

1 
p. J. Sullh 

1 1 ore. 
W. M. Hub I -.ore. 

.1. Sugh r, 1319 Fllli ■ 
■ 
' ' ' I '■) Fillmore. 

]•.. A. Cupin, 1847 Fillm 

[more. 
I,. Bai ' i, 1212 I ■ 
1 'irm. 1631 S 

i. to. 

A. M< \ . 12 n 'sadero. 

L82i Edda . 

"iid. 

H. i aulsen, L88" I !dd3 

r,. 1 '. Mendel, Turk and i 

rendsen, Fulton ■ dero. 

■ ■i and Dei Isadi - 

B. ' loette, 707 1 >■ ■■- Isadi no. 
H. Chet, 705 Devlsad 

1:. L. Cook, 1-112 Hayes. 
John .1. Tracy, 511 Scol t. 
r- 1 Mordory, 509 Scott. 
George McCormick, 1521 Grove. 
■'' ' ' F. 1 trannan, -^- < 'hLvton. 
F. Walters, 16 Broderick, 
B. F. Evarts, 111!* Tui - 
M, 1 rPhman, 420 Devisadero. 
W. F. Rohge, Fell and Devisadero. 
J. H. C. Bad ue. I-Vll and Devisadero 
Lightning Shoe Repairing- Company, 4W 
1 h visadei o. 
F] 1 1 Hund, 0^2 Broderick. 
J. P. McKenzfe, 50S Devisadero, 
R, R. Amos, 313-1 Page 

W. Crasshoff, 404 Devisadero. 

Carl L. Swartz. 407 Laurel 

Charles Salsburv, 1169 Oak. 

McCaw Brothers, 401 Devisadero 

Dr. F. T. Duncan, 359 Devisadero 

J, Brown, 819 1 >ei Isadero, 

Thomas Uancock, 326 1 >evisadero 

William Stermke, Oak \iui Devisadero. 

Gubert D. Bell, 1303 Broderick 

William Langlomd, 59 Ti'hama. 

John Snowies, 24 Tehama 

John Coffey, 7? CI< mentina. 

Alex McDonald. ] Hampton court. 

F. Donnelly, 135 Tehama. 

Louis Donnelly, 135 Tehama. 

W. Koffman, 614 Howard. 

Richard Lawlor, 666 Howard 

Bon Soultin, 135 Tehama. 

Maurice Cashman, 39 Clarence place 

W. F. Goodwin, 52(1 Howard. 

Carl J, Marken. 108 Tehama 

R Tl Bender, L12 Tehama. 

George A. Quinn. 238 Third. 



January at, 1899 



r-RANCl ll-R. 









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• 











J. Mi 

Mark 

John P. Fltzpatrick. 151 
T. I >'Fri. n. IT Rincon. 
A. : 

Thou ' urel. 

Mich P rry. 

E. V 

ourlh. 
A. RlVI rs. 

Henn Groun v. •:;:": Katoma. 

J. H. . 

James Dunlea^ on. 

P. I ' oga. 

II. HI 

James Ferguson, 819 First. 

James Met mi ntina, 

John Nuh 

L. P. Degen. 1"" M 

[isslon. 
,T. i ■ tier. 

T. E. Shumate. M. D.. 813 Sutter. 

Shumate's Pharmacy. Sutter and Devis- 
Ira C. Hayes. 1700 1 ii 

, r. 

Henry Lohrmann, 1711 Devlsadero. 
H. Schulnan, 1718 Devlsadero. 
Joseph Hyman. 1730 i 

I. Llndeman, 2716 PIi r 
Heltmeyer Brothers, i T::2 Devlsadero. 
J. W. 1^11 Devlsadero. 

K. S. Phillips, ! : i 
P. Fursi .v- Son. 1901 Devlsadero. 
1.. M. Walter, 281 1 Caliibi 
E. A. Swett. : i Califon 'a. 

E. P.. Elliot. 19I.W, Di visad o. 
10. T. B. Mills. 291 i ' lallrornia, 
Alfred M. Meyer, 8740% California. 
Hoover's Pharmacy, 2742 California. 

II. E. Rlngo. 3029 California. 

Scanm Li's Ph; rmaca . Bush and Devlsa- 
de ro. 
Bert Nash, 1(123 Devlsadero. 
I. II. S. Havens. 1619 Devlsadero. 

F. G. Wallace. 2615A Sutler. 
s. Strauss, 1538 Devlsadero. 
D. Linduer, 1538 Devlsadero. 
W. C. nays, 1625 Devlsadero. 

H. A. Friedlander, 1521 Devlsadero. 
George W. Loehr, 1501 Devlsadero. 
P. w. Meyer, Geary ami Devisadero. 
P. C. Moore. 2420 Sutter. 
George A. Wright, air; Parrott building. 
J. H. Williamson, -no California. 
a. B. Burling, 2121 Sutti r. 
J. B. Castle 459 Bryant. 
Edward R. Preston. 104 Bernard. 
W. E. Carroll. i:,ri2'r. Howard 
R. 1,. Plppev. -I P'.n.l. 
F. McRynolds, Hughes House, Third 
street. 
Frank W. Bnggs, 702 Stockton. 
F. Galyery, 413 1-3 Natoma. 

D. C. Faterson, 530 Third. 
J. Dempsey, 518 Folsom. 

M. J. Hush, r. 248 N 'ema. 

W. Williamson, 1409A Pacific. 
H. Gmaco, 2.il!S Seventeenth. 
George E. Williams 3616 Sixteenth. 

E. E. Simmons. 21 Front. 
J. C. Dawnev. 21 Front. 
W. O. Hvrup, 21 Front. 
T. Maeauley, 2?.24 Hot- nrd. 
Anton Schula. 300 Market. 

E. S. Harding. 608 FcVly. 

F. S. Chadboume. 26 O'Farrell. 
R. P. Hammond. 2G G'F.arrell. 
Kohler £■ Chase. 2S O'Fsrri II. 
Thomas R. Henshelwood, 1S10 Yallejo. 
Jerome F. M a "C- -->--■> 2Q26 Sutter. 
B. nnnnely. 1901 Fillmore. 

A. SUverberg. 1300 Devlsadero. 
W. H. Scott. 18 Fremont. 
Charles F. Hutchinson. 227 First. 



A. i 

I.. I 

A. D. i 

A 1. 

in and 

11, 

A. R. Cai 

J. T. iiur ey, n&i -ler. 

Mrs. 1. Sleinn - ,...>,.-. 

l.. I. :.i, 

1 1 

Will Manley, 521 Lagui 

John \ a, 513 Ociavia. 

Llppma i ■ 

v. cl \ lechi, by i :hi - tte, 139 Hayi s. 

F. P. Podi stln, in i >< 

. 

. ... 
Thomas BurKe, 2ali:> Sixteenth. 
Morris Levy, 417 Hayes. 
J. fc. Sullivan, 387 f layes. 
i. .. 

Overhi e, ' n Fulton. 

A. Ja< ejus I . :::i i layi s. 
O. T. | nii-i In, ::.;; Hayes. 
S. di Vlcchlo, :;n Go 

* iiii.i. ::n!i Hayes. 
W. I- II ii '. 305 Hayes. 

G, Franchinl, 301 Hayi s. 
Mark Campbi il 

. ., 513 Go 
John 1: ... i .ii. ...Ii 
William I. i. ii . i rell. 

- i , Merrick, 33 Third 
.1., ■ i,;, i . ,.', 33 a hird. 
M. Hill, ::;: Third, 
Charles Lyons, 721 Market. 
p, i . Linger, F21 Mark 
j. w. Hi \ Ington, 320 i loldi n Gati avenue. 

J. W. Sua ,' :. ,' i ' frodi la k. 

J. M. Pierce, i35 Marl i t. 
Huh, r tlalcom Company, R. W. Pratt, 
presldi .ii . 735 Market. 

M. II. I.i Ki ■' Oil, 735 Mart, I, 

13, i loswi 11, 735 Markel . 

F. W, Ariu-i rong, 735 Market. 

F. I-, h .'.ark... : i, Wl lisler. 
P. Rushln, II Turk. 

J. J, Shi rldan, una Market. 
II. 10. Corbi ii. 30 Ellis. 

M. Brad, I. 2H7 Post. 

B. Fi rlnl, 207 Post. 

\ a... I,, Pi ,;,,,! la. 207 Post 
Care Brothi rs, 23 Grant a vc nue. 
i 'ha rles I [arris, F> i Irani avi nue, 
J. Ahra hain., hi. 15 Grantavenue. 

C. C. K uhe, 68 Third. 

A. Magnln, 840 Mai ke 

B. Magnln, 840 -Market. 
It. N. U i.ia a. :.' v . P0St. 

(',, M, li-i Iglil ■■. HIT Sillier. 

A. Sha rboro, E 18 Montgomt ry. 
Edward Summervllle, ,i Sanden. 

A. J. Rlande, 1 Sacram 

James de i .a re, i re, 310 REtch. 
Bremes Garshoffi r Company, 309 Front, 
p. Grosshoff, ::21 Scot!. 
J, B. Melntyre, 1810 Pleri I . 
Galloway Lithographing Company, 422 
Commercial. 

Andrew I ilsen. tilll Give aw a eh. 

H. M. Anderson, 236 Lombard. 

J. N. Maddux, 102 Ellis. 

v. i laxiola, 1426 Mason, 

N. M. Ogelvle, 230 Douglas. 

D. B. Mackay, 219 Golden Gate avenue. 
j. papina . :: ' Irani avenue. 

M. J. Strum, 531 s'i'i tor, 

.1. I,. Maries, c?? <'ar-mercia!. 

F. t. Meakin, 393 < Ii ary. 

I. Mar'lll. "2 

A. B. Chnnten. 1'i2 Powell. 

L. A. Boutellll, 23a Twenty-second ave. 






M. I 

W. .1 ' 

. I ( -111 I' n. 

A. Buhl, Ii 

ii i;. Sn> 11" i 

■a 

1 1 , A . " 

nth. 
G N 

John KI 11 

s x l . . in. 

A. .1. Klung 229 Eli .il 

l .,.1.'-,, 1124 I', ■ 
1 1 ... ■ .■ ■ i , gomery. 

li..,,. ,- i •. ih a-, 197 1 
Frank W Lucier, 1317 Fo .-, m. 

E I-'.' Slebi ith. 

■ i i lumont Jr.. in El v 

William Nl una,, a. 922V4 N I 
John v 

r. ,, ,, ,l i ' ■ 
- . i hlngton ave 

Emil Kuhn, 211 Flail 
W R. Doran, 190 Precita ivenu 
Hugh Kidd, 1531'i Hon 
Thomas II. Sullivali, 27m: TWI nl 

D. J. Cavani § h, 

George I leld, 1500 i Iowa ■ d. 

N. Witl ■ P'ey. 

i lharles W Iz, 113?* I 

Thomas Cleary, 720 B 

William H. Cannon, 128 ' nth. 

James j. Cantlen, i, Ei 

William King, 1 I [enriel La square. 

Frank Ford, 200 Twelfl i. 

I.'reii Stapff, a ue 

John 10. ' lonnell, Il 02' . l 

E E. .I'll, irtson, 131 5 d. 

.1 N. DInesen, 2:121; Slxl ■> n h. 

Sullivan, 24 Wai h ngton avenue. 
John .1. .1." II, 910 Natoma. 
Golder Brothers, 1 122 1 toward. 
\i. Morgan, 1 136 1 toward, 

\. Roberts 1855 1 toward. 

Henry Simmes, 1350 Howard. 

E. B. Beck & ' '". . |2] Mai 111. 

W C. Humberg r, 2i 8 1 lalifornia. 

A. L. Straus, r,7l Ellis, 

F. A. Si-, Miaul . 9 1 '■ tale, 

W. H. M. Snialli'iaan. 129 First. 

F. A. Church, 129 First. 
Frank O. Stallman, LOO First. 
J. Sattler, 100 First. 
,1. Ehrenb rg, 10 E i emonl 

J. S. Fr lISCO, ." 12 I i'l' ari "II. 

W. jo. Baker, 502 i I'Farrell. 

s, m. Si .a '. i ■ ." - ml h, 

&. Foal. 1916 GOUgh. 

David s. Lain-, 2G16 Aii i 

B. NIcli irso i. :: 8 Tin k. 

ii.. ire.' F. \^ hltn iy, 211.211 Faguna. 
K. w. Fiv "ii. 2219 Webster. 
A. S. Shainwald, LI L6 \ ailejo. 

\\ . F. I lore. 28 I 'in is. 

Jamrs Fisher, 1015 Haj 
William Scheubner, 16 Mils. 

Irvine Brol leas, 570 1 toward. 

Montgomery .v i ',... us 'i bird. 

i !. Bonin, a'" .Mai i 

Kohlberg, Strauss & 1'rohman, 107 Post. 

Pauson & < a.. 2'in i :, my. 

Henry Lyons, in i , eti i ny. 

C. H. Fin nhagi a. 2i Kearny. 

Abe 1 lar.-hali, f.er A. II.. 12 Kearny. 

iii org,, iiaa- ,v s .a, -an Market 

F. L. Levy, 111.11 Fi- I 

J. w. * an hi, beck, 23 A ntonlo. 
F. w. Wrlghl * i 10., 823 .Market. 
Summii'ii ai ,^- Roman. 901 Market, 
i ale Zlnkand, 923 Market. 

Versalovlcn & Cossi enn, t)07 Market 

WesterfeJd's Bakery, 1035 Market; A. C. 
Bauex, proprietor. 
Krager Furniture Company, 1043 Market 
Frank w. Smith. 1221 Market. 

Louis Zeh, 1220 Market. 
Marks Brothi rs, 1210 Market 
J. G. Macdonald. 1120 Market 



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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



January 21, 1899. 



Myers Stove Company, 1049 Market. 
John 1 231 Powi 11. 

C. H. Putnam, 1104 Market. 
Alexander Campbell, 1104 Market. 
Fi'i-ri, rick J. Ayers, 1505 Broderlck. 
William Luduph, 11 Juri. 
.1. H. w alkington, 228 Powell. 

A. Lonengan, is Mason, 

Captain T. F. A rm r, 620 Market. 
John J. Rourke, 507 Golden Gate .1 venue. 
[■ .1 Coleman, 1109 Treat avenue. 

I. T. Weir, 504 Geaj 
Maskey's, 32 Kearny, 

H. H. Birnstein, 808 Golden Gat' avenue. 

George B. Stongenberger, 612 Grove. 

E. P. Thyes, 523 

E. F. Faussmann, 25 Birch. 

Wolf Brothers, 46 Ellis. 

S. C Meyer, 319 Pine. 

Hen Ailkr, lul Powell. 

R. ii. Flseh -k. 101 Powell. 

C. B. Pooler, 1002 Mai ki 

S. Solomon, Grand i 'ennui Market, 
J. E. Frunstone, 334 Page. 

D. G. Whitney, 226 Scott. 

B. i p. man. 873 Market. 

E. Semmel, 51 Clay. 

W. s. Williams, 805 Market. 
J. A. Smith. 1045 Market. 
i: Ralston, 967 Market. 

C. Johnson, 1532 Bulk. 

B. F. Johnson, 1046 Market. 
John I lampoell, 1035 Market, 
j ii.,Mii.ii, & Krumb, i la Ce iioyal. 
R. J. Harding. 520 l.arkin. 

II. sin manski, 1022 Market 
s. Harris, 922 McAllister. 

J. W. A right, 628 .Market. 

A. Ottejo, 620 Market. 

M. J. Welch, 620 Market. 

M. Wetzle, 1913 Van Ness avenue. 
. . i rii w. i i tieimer, 780 Ma rket. 
William Crowhurst, 105 Market. 

Kit g i i "i hi ' s, 3 l i ii 

ii. i, ry Harris & Co., 3 Stockton. 

W. I,:, iris, :: Stockton. 

Charli e J. Blumi nthal, 415 Montgomery. 

A. Kline. 2 Stockton. 

Samuel Goldman. 'Jim Market. 

Arthur J. Lennon, !<::2 Market. 

i a LSrey, 954 Market. 

F. Thain, 781 Market. 

I '. I Inlni. I I Ellis. 
Ring & Baker, 11102 Market. 
i !harh - i 'hi. man, 1300 Market. 
W. E, Robins, 1322 Market. 
Levin Brothers, 1324 Market. 

Nevada Stables. 1350 Market. 

John i »' [ant y, 1352 Market. 

Chi - ■:■ Mattheas .v.- Co., 1354 Market. 

An Saloon, 1356 Market, T. P.Dunne. 

Thomas P. Finton, 1356 Market. 

Wheeler and Wilson Manufacturing 
Company, I860 Market; Brown. 

A. C. Brown, 555 Jersey, 

i ii in ii. Schroedi r, 1372 Market. 

Wilivn Brothers, 1378 Market. 

Im Poll! la). 844 Al: . 

Ralston Restaurant Company, 7S3 Mar- 
io : . 

W. 10. Allen. 783 Market 

.linn s Stock, 106 Kearny. 

F. .1. Farrell. 1324 O'Farrell. 

l'i rlnl's Restaurant, 207 Post. 

John W. Gusci Mi, 312 Stockton. 

J. a, Musta urn. m:; Taylor. 

Sylvester Dannenbaum, 730 Market. 

w. II. Mous, Crocker building. 

M. Garrin, nun Market 

S. N. Wood & Co., 718 Market. 

Bush Brothers. 7m Market. 

T. D. Davis, 775 Mali 

'■" ''I ! Im Brothers, 775 Market. 
t Hi!" ii * i i, , 7". . M.ii i.. 
s, E. A in. i h. i rnsoh, 502 ' i' Farrell. 
.1. Ii. Russell. 1132 Mark. t. 
.1. II. bogie, mm M; 
' ihn A. Kennedy, 1024 Market. 
r A. Swallow, -Hi i 'allfornla. 
a. W. Howard, 421 California 
Ralph Huvicl, 1008 Jon< s 
Paul M. Nippert. 118 Devlsadero. 
I' rank lo. Smith. 1617 Leavenworth 
Jaines K. Wilson, Pine and Sansome. 
A. G. Redlins mill Hush, 
A. B. Palmer, 33 California 
Noble H. Eaten, ran St, Iner 
P.. C. Mube, 1920 i : 
Edward P. So. ngl. r, 210 Broderlck. 

R 1 1 W. Neal, 320 . 'aiiivn , 

w. W. Goggin, 212 Sansom. . 
R. R. Roper, 1206 Market 

E. I,. Hall, ins California 

F. s. Taylor, 126 Ellis 

A. J. Buckley, 1111 Devlsadero. 
W. A. Lanory, tin Fell. 

H. N. Thornton. 1717 I ;.-.,,, 

F. T. Hmldart. 31.01. Si:,, rain, -t, to 

Knighton, Cosmos Club. 
\\ . r. rkins, 

B. 1 Elseumaun, 3024 Washington. 

.'in er. [22 i .i v 

J. P. While. 2315 la,. I, 

W. F. Carlisle, mil'.. Minna 

John Ahem, 235V4 Oak 

N. ii. i lixej , 1001 i lus i 

w. A. Scott. 1309 Waller 

William 1.. Carrige. 

J. W. Morton, 201 1 i'i.-rce 

C. C. Post. 806 Capp. 

W. S. . i.h man, 331 Pwenty-second 
Edward Ii , lto . 



i ' ' W illiams, 211 I 
W. Paganlni, 2702 Mission. 
H. 1 \ ::, atrick, 270J Ml 
A. .'. Stoetzi i . 810 i ' : . i . ] . 

D. I. Newkirk. 2725 Ali- 

i '. White Bi 763 Mission. 

II. Ilolhra.i., 2807 Mission. 

J. P. Mellon... ii. ;:7:;i. Tin nty-s 

Charles u . ss. Is, tut Tw. niy-(ourth. 

.1. F. Schwartz, 1301 Valencia. 

J. O. Harnden, 1800 Vali ncia, 

L. L. Rhodes, 117 Fair Oaks. 

D. Brady. 

Saponin & Benetli, 12IS Valenc 

Martin F. Fragley. 1210 Valem 

John H. Dawson. 1199 Valencia. 

. I. .l.ilV-', 1 M ' 

J. w. Schroeder, mm Valencia. 
,i. Kelleher, 1018 Guerrero, 
R. E. Eckler. 334 Dolores. 
.; ii. Kii.ii.i. 

D. C. Ii- d. .... irk mil Valencia. 
Thomas T. Tnoo. 1224 York. 

C. L. Hedemark, 1157 Valencia. 

,i W. Corni a 1052 Valencia. 

William I' ii 1370 Twenty-third. 

i:. 1 1. Childs, 230 Fair Oaks. 

i,, Gol. • Valencia, 

Joel Sterling, 1039 Val. ncla. 

John Lye. 1 1 . :;.'. i ' ■■ Eleven! h. 

I i,:n 1 ■- V. I i . < i i 

N. Parrish, .'lis Bartlett. 
William Shaughn. SSJ . 342 Fair I laks. 
J. H. Callahan, 15 Soul i. 
James Hamilton, Tw. nty-tnlrd, : 
York and Hampsh 

1 rinii 1 (Tall:.- I and Howard. 

i, .i Heacock i II Folsom. 

lil W \\ :iiu ,'. i ; mi. 3 Tremont avenue. 

.1 L. Winter. 2215A Sutter. 

.i mi. .- v i .. ton 2215A Sutter. 

p i ; .a mi a . 632 \ al< ncia. 

; ippero Puccini, i Beale place. 

. ;. Rock, 121 Fulton. 

m ii Mathews. i""i' Broadway. 

.1. Wilshusen, 187 Folsom. 

it. Wilshusen, 137 Folsom. 

It F. Ropcke, 1 Kearny, 

II. A. Ropcke, I I"" Kearny. 

. '., Podesta, i Kearny. 

1'. Garrity, 132) Kearny. 
.1, Waters, 324 Filbert. 
ii. Waters, 1331 Kearny. 
Captain John Phillips, 340 Fnlon. 
Orattan D. Phillips. Union ami Powell 
1 1. ,\, m ilsel, 1300 Montgom iry. 
W, Stoizenwald, 1300 Montgomery. 
William Lemox, i in Montgom 
1 atrick Brown, i:' v Mnntgomer: . 
Mark Duggan, 13.T7 Montgomery. 
I'i'Eii Semple, 137,7 Montgom. i y. 
.lames Semple, 1257 Montgom 
P. Schneider. 310 Filbert. 
Edward I [ahnigan, 313 Union 
John Pettee, 2505 Leavenworth. 
Frederick J. stein, 2319 Howard, 

Charles IOsurman, 2513 Miss 

William Wohltman, 2(>oo Mission, 
il. W. Gibbons, 3i;i.; Mission. 

P. Wail.se. 353.1 Mission. 

A. W. Bratle, 3514 Mission. 

J. M. de Bare, 2512 Mission. 

A. P. Sweet, 2510 .Mission. 

10. A. Williams. 27,11. Mission. 

A, w, . lornwall, 1630 .Market. 

.lames ii. . lhase, IT Steuart. 

Clinton Palmer, 2214 Fillmore. 

H. B. Madison, 3178 Twenty-first. 

I;. II. Madison, Hi Capp. 

A. n. Hob. . 26 ilill. 

T, II. Sellers, 53 Pond. 

ii. L. Hansen, 115 Capp. 

10. II. Rix, 13 Twelfth. 

James L,. Guerin, 7 Powell. 

Arthur S. Wagner, 19 Grant avenue. 

Charles Riisenstein, 1213 Webster. 

. iiarles Mel 'lain. ii"i Taylor. 

W. A. K IK . ii- Eddy. 

W. J. Stone, 1028 Sacramento. 

Charles F. Skelly, 1042 York. 

F. E. Mayr, 305 Golden Gate avenue. 

A. S. Crawford, 713 Golden Gate avenue. 

T. C. Wentwnrth. 222.) Folsom. 

w. N. Donaldson, 2080 Bush, 
il. H. Wallace, 504 Cole. 

,1, 10. Tail I, 504 ' '"I' 

George E. Lyon, 311 Sixth avenue. 

Ma lens Daly, +.17 I i i- I . 

Thomas A. Smith, : 23 Page, 

E. J. Lee, 51 1 Sacramento. 

P. Bargmont 9u2 Golden Gate avenue. 
Julius Falling, Chestnut and Taylor. 

i Mason. 

\V. Simi. 1944 Mason, 

A. Geo 129 lie Ian liloek. 

i.. II. Lewenthal, [802 Geary. 

G. D. Mechanic, ,i Hupeton terrace. 
ill. Ktllllicr. 1802 Cat.. 

I.. Sims. 1140 McAllist. i . 
io. Edwards, 826 McAllister. 
William R. Abram, ii Linden avenue. 
Richt. r. ill K'.amy. 
821 Siin.r. 

L. M. Ferier, ill i ('Farrell. 

M. Feig, Mu Kins. 

CI - I I i \ lllini nil I il rilirn. 

John il, rsfi Id. r. 753 Mai I 

P. Frii im a. im i i olden < in i e avenue. 

.'. s, Frank, il Batt. ry. 

A. J. 1 [Ellis. 

Henry Hoover. 553 Ellis, 

SOI II ,:,-'.-. 

Thomas Shortall. 138 llaicht. 



M. J. P , IM! . lelileo Gate avenue. 

J. Murray. ;i23 Van Ness avenue. 

E. J. Dervan. 921A i iolden I int.- avenue. 

Til... ' I i ii 924 Naloma. 

William . I'Shaughnessy, 1316% Mission. 

J. Cuulson. 311 Valencia. 

John i ii 537 Minna. 

Thomas Mi Elllgott, 174 Russ. 

17. 10. . 'urtin. 911 Market. 

William 1.. Curtin. -135 Tenth avenue. 

Julius wiiikhr, la'. New Montgomery 

E. Sicfert, 211 Minn i 

I '. . 1. ImiIiji. 1244 i'.ilil.V. 
I 7 Mel lu-ii, 7,23 I lie; 

F. C. 10. von lmhoil 227- Second. 

i as F. Simmons, 21! Third. 

W. Klnek. 21, Third. 

I. . '. I low-an], nam O'Farrell. 
William Jost. 94 Fair Oaks. 

,1. Wuleschleger, 255 Tehama. 

P. A. Meehan, 504 Second. 
Ann. mi. liummcltenbei'B, 309 San Carlos 
avenue, 

Redm i O'Connor, 743 Harrison. 

V. C. Post, 306 Capp. 

T. Mahler, 27il Minna. 

John Parry, m Rincon place. 
James i ;■ i gen, 516 1 iilsom. 

ton, 2ii7 Howard, 
W. F. Hummeltenberg, 5ii9 San Carlos 

el, im, 

Paul i:. niieiiy. ;ni Fllbei 
Adolph Lange, i' ; l ilementina. 
mi: i [arris, 119 I iollingvt ood. 
1-'. F. ' looper, 316 Lauri [, 

M. 1.1 Miist- 

A. C. Wrigl I ilor. 

a. Spinetti, i:;n Ha: 

J. .M.i larthy, 7I,i Howard. 

J. Breen, 4 Simpson place. 
William Rehbi in, 80 South park. 

i ii .hi- .- All . lr v. -ill Bartlett. 

John la iiahaai. iii-i Hickory avenue. 

Leo. B m ). a 1 'ei m 

J. F. Ollrich, 38 Mint avenue. 
F. M. Jarman, i.i Tehama. 
A. Anderson, i".: Sanchez. 
hiaurlce McCarthy, Tii Harrison. 

nstein .v Schoenholz, 1399 Geary. 
10. S. M.-K-enzie, 1401 ' Lari . 

W. Beerman, 1 ml ' Ictavla. 

W. I'lagemann. 151.3 Post. 

Mrs. I„ I i.il I . h, 1534 Post. 

P. N. Butt, 11731 Sutter. 

W. 10. Shannon, 1625 Sutter. 

C. E. Miller, 2234 Sutter. 

John B. Hussi v. 1721 Buchanan. 

John Bellis, 1727 Buchanan. 

J-I. F. Mann, 1658 Post. 

M,. W Shaw. PI21A Satter. 

J. T. Il.-ii.s, l.'M. Post. 

John Robinson. Post and Buchanan. 

An- g, io Mayhew, CIT Post. 

R. ii col.-, o.ii.i Buchanan, 

John I I. f.'el.l.rmann. 21s lOast. 
W. E. S. i i.hn. 206 lOasl 

Kistermacher Bros., East and Mission. 
Fred T. I 'etersen, 97 si . uo n 
Captain John Anderson, S5 Steuart. 

iliiaiil S Hill, Al. I ... .Mission and East. 

Hon iii ssi a. Mission a nd least 

John Tracey, Mission ami Steuart. 

Mrs. A. 10. Andrew, .Mission and East. 

J. i.. y.ai.aia. 20 Market 

John Crltchen, Mission wharf 1. 

M. T. Dwyi i. ii i in. 

I . I.. I 'avis. 71111 il. : 

A. W. Reid, 1717 Parkin. 

F. P. Small, 332 Fourteenth. 

I .< .ma i.l .1 ul.m Ml 1 low a«d. 

F. Sandersfeld, 16 East. 

.1 .11 Ml. 1,1 p. I- 

Detji n & Mengel, ii .Market. 
Augusl 'i . i . ii 961 M [sslon. 

I. HUM Melelel, 1717, Kllis. 

Fri d Atzeroth, 1301 i tucha nan, 
Henry Pregge, T Past. 

J. I'. Hatch. S Pl'eil'l'er. 

J. 1 M Al urphy. 320 I vy a venue. 
Michael Fahey, 8 Ringold. 
a a. .' i sen. 13 Fra nkfort a venue. 
Washington Irwin; 230 East. 
v i im -mi, t Market, 

W. R. Burrill, 5 Market. 

I ei viii Fisher, 3518 Nineteenth, 
Willi. i m Sanders, [51 1 Fedei al. 

.1. . '. Ml Cite, lull 1 linear,] 

Charli s W. Holland, 152 Sixth. 
W. Haskins, 436 Seventh avenue. 
l-'ri ,1 I todemi i ' enth avenue, 

Su Us, lil I'.wa -.i. 

W ill! Geary, -HUM. .1 

Fred ' a. .sman. -mim Jessie 

Charles c Bambauer, Buena Vista ave. 

Ki.l.i M Mi-ie i. 111 i 'astro. 
A. P. I loilils. i;2li' I la lil-ne 

ii. w. Robinson, "i. line, n avenue. 

Walter G le. -I1M.7 I'm. 

Willie -ma 

Robert Welsford, 329 Second avenue, 
,1. w Kent, 518 Joi 

A. 1. elan. I, 21-1 Naloma. 

i 'a., i n . :- 1 jher, in- i .ii.lv . 

Al, Kil.lai . 182 llev lu.rne. 
.1, . iihn ,V- . '.i., TTi Mai ket 

McCarthy I trothers, 775 Aiarket. 
■i -' ... Market. 

.1. Jacoby, 822 T t, 

ii. Hugh. -. Mi Al 

r.i Lewison. 8)4 O Parre'l, 

Will ,v: Pinck Company, 820 Market 



January 21. i8<, , 



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Max \l 

1 1 II 

IV. II. Th. in 

I.I' nue. 

D. I' I ;•!• V. 

T. I. Parsons, 104 M 
K. C. Kmery, 1" - I 

Fell. 
1 '. Foster. avenue. 

[71'j Geary. 
I McAllister. 
J. J. K i r kin. 

13. T. Ferry, tio lira nwich. 
N. N. Wilson, 122 .-in t. r. 
R. s. Polastrl, ::n Sacramento. 
.1. II. Sammi, m Si 

-hinglfm. 

! Murphy, 274 beveniu. 
William II. Murphy, 274 Seventh. 
A. I '. Campbell, 1223 £■ ulton. 

J'-.st. 
R. J. 1 nomas, 3739 Twentieth. 
Harry F. ( hase, 1922 Mason. 

. ■ M. i 'has.-. Ml .Mason. 
H. Q, Prim e, 21 12 Larkin. 
J. H. Pratt. 1610 Lombard. 
J. H. Cunnmt'ham, 509 Montgomery. 
J. < '. Tyfe. 220 Sansome and M5 Ashburv. 

Wilson, Hub Bi oadway, 
J. I). .Maxwell. Palace Motel. 

D. W. Wores. IOC Stockton. 
C. B. Sloan. 421 California. 

C. .1. McKenzle, 421 i anrornia. 

T. E. Janes. 1016 Halght. 

L. A. Boynton, 3629 Nineteenth. 
George E. I lutler, 7si Suiter. 
Louis T. Snow. 21« < allfornia, 
John D. Langhorne Jr.. lsio Pace. 
James McNah, 2520 I 'ost. 
1 1. in v Gray, < 1 7 Fillmore. 
Robert tank. 2656 Post. 
John .\'. Peterson, 1211 Ellis. 
i ieorge I 2 Knowles, 41ti i 'ost. 
Ira .1. Harmon. 24is Webster. 
John Osborne. 2306 Jar kson. 
I,, l'olefsky, 2::22 Fillmore. 
I 1 '. .1. Miller, 2304 Filln ore. 

10. F. Fuller. 2300 Fillmore. 

< >. V. Meadenhail, 2324 - ' llimore. 
.R. G. Schroeder, 2220 Fillmore. 
Jerome Porter, 221:: wa bster. 
John it. White, 2 •:,'.. \ ashlngton. 
J. T. Peters, 2317 Washington. 

G. H. Kimball. 2020 Sneiamcnto. 

James J. Hough, 2416 '- ■ 11 n ,. , i-. -. 

M. I'. Cudworth, 2420 Fillmore. 

James Hare, 2217 Fillmore. 

L. Hansen. 2211'. Fillmore. 

L. Cristofoen, 2210 Fillmore. 

I .. I, a reneen, 3' 21 < [a y. 

Dr. Charles II. Bell, 2625 Sacramento. 

An orv Hill, 2627 Sacramento. 

The Sacramento Bazaar. 2200 Fillmore, 

Walsh & MeCusker, 2121 Fillmore. 

1 1. A. A'a i! . 2r.li; Saeramento. 

E. G. Vail. 2115 Fillmore. 

D. Glutman, 2109 Fillmore. 
a. J. Davis, 201S Fillmore. 

It Wildenraott, 11211 Hampshire. 
W. Third & Son. 2011 Fillmore. 
George 11. I luck, 211.':. Polk. 
Andrew Elnspped, 13 Middle. 
T. F. Brady. 21101 Fillmore. 

E. IT. Morris. 2110", Sacramento. 

Julius Hayman, 1946 Fillmore. 

E. Ubner, 1023 Fillmore. 

Schoenholz Brothers & Co., 1913 Fillmore. 

Frank Tormey, 191] Fillmore. 

1 1, M. Gore, < ialifornia and O'illmore. 
Joseph Kahn. 2609 ' Hay. 

T. W. Read, 1511 Wi bster. 
William E. Stevens, 241S Webster. 
E. E. Janus, 1317A Websti r. 

11. A. Parrish, 73*; 1 ' 

A. E. Anderson, 2:13s [ [oward. 
'George L. Payne, 2011 11 ward. 
1 1. W. Crawford, 662 Bryant. 
E. R. Crawford, 1 10 1 'app. 
C. Claussen 7,1 Capp. 
Nicholas Fisk, o\v, el y-ihin] and Capp. 
John MoGrath, 1141 Valeni la, 












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Frank 1:. Houpt. 1 

l.onls Koch. 404 1. 
William F. Murrc 
Frank .Mia 

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J. w 

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1 low Si Li-. 1 Pumn Works, 114 I 

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G 
w. 11 -Ion. 

w. .7 

77 I '■-.- kmaiin, 2i 

w. T. Xcuwirth. 2020 Blandlng avenue 

C. M. Ingram. 2.712 stelner. 

A. M. Burns. 1506 Washh 

F.i -v. Second ate! How 
J. i ;. Brt nnan. 21a Jones. 
J. W. Ralph. 1111A Leavenworth. 
Georp^ E. Duncan Jr.. 518 Poweil. 
O. 1: irnsti in, 7:21; Ellis. 
L. R. Mead, Pine ami Taylor. 

D. J. Bassett, r.::4 Guerrero. 

W. II. Taylor Jr.. 2701 California. 

James ti. Gates & Son. New Mon 1 
ery arid H trd. 

TIcnry L. Curtis. M. D.. 920 Ellis. 

George E. Atwnod, 104 New Montgomery 

William Hendrickson, 2116 Central a' 

James r. Bllven, 1,12 New Montgomery 

a. H. T. Jackson. 117-no New Montgom- 
ery. 

The F. A. Week Company, 127 New 

1 . artery. 

17 .7. Robinson & Co.. 123-125 New Mont- 
gomery. 

John Strothoff. 29 Third. 

B. 11. Lichtensteln, 15 Grant avenue. 
T. 11. Lichtensteln, s2S Geary. 

1 1 1 - .1. Collins, Iflis Market. 
Thomas 10. Bailey, 3649 Eighteenth. 
A-h. a & Prepfe, 1032 Marki 1, 
Chorli .- Pri pfe. 2:137 Mission. 

.1. II, Ruegg, -137 .Minna. 

Happersbarger & Co., Sixth and Mission. 
J. L. Lesser, 102:1 Market. 
A. J. Sieger. 1200 Market 

C. E. QuTgley, 1028 Market. 
l.ouls Vierhoom. 7(2 Howard. 
\v. E. Felt. 7 Market. 

I "ha rles Pi llmiinn. IS East. 

M. <'. Mogensen 36 38 lOast. 

otto Parmler, 218 East. 

Ijouis Taussig. 307 Market. 

Leon Welnb Tg, 712 Ma rket. 

1 3 E, Weinberg, Hotel Savoy. 

M. Goldman, :»o; Baker. 

G. W, Weinbi is;. 712 Market. 

Nick Eraser, 666 Mlssl in. 

.i.ii i ' in. 121 7' v. nty-nlnth. 

Bernhard Mattress Co., 0:2 Mission. 

Charles S. Nii.i-e-.23ls Flf nth. 

Si. nick, y. i::::i Twenty-fifth. 

Arthur u. Riekoff. 011 Mission. 

Ne I, Blattner, 228 Green. 

11, cull, r 1 lesk 1 'enipany, 610 
Mission. 

Tiie Cleveland Varnish Company, 534 
Mission. 

■ ' alter B. Burner, 1214 Noe. 

W. S. LeuiS. 

Henry 1 lurner, 1211 Noe. 

Louis Woolf, 131 New Montgomery. 

.1 1 ' ,e well, :■:■:: 1 

William Rnali,-h. 733 11,1' 

.T111- 1 111 1 adagnous, 104 1 Ira nl e 1 enue, 

Marks Brothers, 1210 Market. 

,1 us -I'll 1 : in ml 1 ma, 1 ; 1' I 1 1 ■ 1 1 T pal Market 

S. Solomon, Grand Centra] Market. 

I I 1:, is, 2306 Sutter. 

.1 73 Meagher. 3416 1 Ighteenth, 

C 1 an en 911-913 Market. 

P. F. Bird, 202:, pine 

James F. on, 1036 McAllister. 






T. II. 1 ' 






■ Idle. 

Willi 11 

arth. 

' ' 1-7 V. 

Wllham w.c , Turk, 

nue. 
.21 Ninth. 
Fred 13 Stan 

■ 7 s. Down 1 ket. 

irket. 

Willi. ! 

II. Ill 

Theodon 

i,n ' n. [632 
Johnson, 6U 1 

90 Shotwell. 
W. H. Hartwell, 21,: 1 ,,, 

I . ' Sapln, 739 1 [arrison. 

Ulsdon Iron and Locomotive Works 

1 D ii'l 1 Inward. 

11 y Eckman. 159 Clementina. 

Conyers, 309 Fremont, 

is .le Langullette, 223 Duncan. 

W. .1. Dyer. 713 Cole. 

John Gibson, 113 Bryant. 
Thomas 11. Vivian, 13 Essex. 

Henry J. Wynne. 2710 Han i 1 

James A. Brandt, 4.34 Duncan. 
(3 M. Hansen. 208 < 'ha 1 1 a nooga. 

1 leorge Volgt, 122 Valley. 

J. F. Skivlngton, 310 Prtmont. 

17 A. Allan. Is [021 De Hara. 

K, A. Sarle, 2210A Sutter. 

II. F. Ilretehle. 1000 Van Ness avenue. 

G. McGilllns. 7110 1'esl 

73 B. McKenzle, 21 is Post. 
(7 Michelson, ho Perry. 
W. H. Stone. 251.3 Pol I. 
F. Schley, 11 Cedar avenue. 
I 1, McLeod, 121 Mississinpi. 

\\7 .1. Burke, 114 Le-roy place. 
F. Sandatson. .454 Main. 
Benjamin F. Hall. :i"2 Rrannan. 
John O' Brien, 70s Howard. 
W. T. Gomes, 32s'.. Stevenson. 
F. McReynolds, Hushes House, Third. 
II. Bishop. Fifteenth and Guerrero. 
II. Hoffman, 2020 Bryant. 
\\7 Reirenz, 1117 T-Towa nl, 
.1. P. Healey. 1S23 Sett. 
J. Johnston, 132 Minna. 
John Krukovsky. Ocean View. 

.1 I lannili. i'L'O Eddy. 

.1 .1. Griffin, 341 McAllister. 
F. A. Pmilli, 220 Third. 
I>. J. Sheehan, 3 Cleveland. 
7 Kearney, 6 Zoe place. 

07 .1. O'Rricn. 23 Hunt. 

' H. I'onc "'■ 170 Shipley. 
.1. 1 lurry, 315 J [oward. 

1, i.aii'ie. Fifteenth and Utah 

03 Rimis, 032 Shotwell. 

H. Webster. 204 Ell's. 

07 Schroeder, 220 Thirtieth. 

T, Melhvln. -'3 lluiv.'inl, 

1 McNnity, 558 [Inward. 
r> h. McDonald. 3711 First. 
1 0;.s Overcn.^h, 7 1 " M 'ssion. 
1 F. McArtluir. S21 Broadway. 

I . Waters, 507 M'ssinn. 

■-> S^^welt^or ill ''"' 1'i'i'n avenue. 
.1. I: Shaw ■<!• Co., 2 Montgomery. 
s, 1 lucas, li Montgomery. 

San. in MvrSOn, S35 13.1, iv. 

c. A. Ball. 030 California. 

73 ,\. Sheldon, 337'.. Guerrero. 

,i 10. Ducker, 702 Broderlck. 

Edward Fulda, 2 Montgomery. 

I: \\7 Behrens, Crocker building. 

,' i Mayers, 183 Rnss. 

'7 w. Maia.iie, 17 Bartlett. 

li, .7. Goodman, 2121 Sutter. 

I I, 1 'allaghan, 2410 Fillmore, 

'17 1 1,.!?., 580 CoJifi .'Mia. 

i a :i rles S, I, ana, 013 Market. 

r, ter I-'. "-I" , 327 lO.l.lv. 

li li. Martin, 110A Sixth. 

The k, ,[ Front, 857-859 Market. 

c, h. Smith, sir, Market. 

W. c, Murdock, SIC. Market 

Hamlin .»:• Kramb 801-803 Market. 

.1. T. Sullivan, 18-20 Fourth. 

TI.. ...lore T. Munck, 30 Fourth. 

And others 



26 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



January 2r, 1898. 



INSURANCE 



JJ( A.TOR James B, Day bas moved the offices of the 
I" Washington Life Insurance Company from the Safe 
Deposit Building to the Chronicle Building. 

Colonel L. L. Bromwell has being doing politics in Sac- 
ramento during the past month 

The attempt to wreck the Hanover Fire by securiog 
control of the stock has failed, the stockholders refusing 
200 per cent, advance. 

The Equitable Life Assurance Society received applica- 
tions for $5,000,000 of life assurance on the first business 
day of the new year. This is more than the Society has 
ever written before in a single day. 

The damage to the Home Life's building has been ap- 
praised at $199,325. There was a total insurance of 
000. 

The date for the Fire Underwriters' Association's an- 
nual meeting has been fixed for the 20th and 21st of Feb- 
ruary. There will be a banquet on the evening of the 21st. 

Mr. George S. A. Young was on Tuesday elected Presi- 
dent of the American Fire Insurance Company of New 
York. It was announced, at the time of his appoir tment 
as manager of the Manchester Fire, that he would be 
made President of the American at its next Board meet- 
ing. 

H. K. Fowler succeeds A. F. Macdonald, manager of 
the Thames and Mersey Marine Insurance Company, who 
retired January 1st. Mr. Fowler comes from the Liver- 
pool office. 

The Ocean, Accident and Guarantee Company bas been 
licensed in California, and has appointed Arthur C. Don- 
nell general agent. He formerly represented the Guar- 
antors. 

Insurance Commissioner Vivian of Colorado has refused 
to license the Royal Mutual and iEtna Mutual Fire Insur- 
ance Companies because they were trading on the repu- 
tation of the Royal and /Etna Insurance Companies. He 
is considering revoking the license of the German- American 
Mutual, which was issued some time ago, on account of 
the charge that the concern is getting; business in the 
name of the German- American of New York. 

A majority of the fire insurance companies doing busi- 
ness on this coast made money last year. 



A Panorama 440 Miles Long 
From the Observation Car on the JSew York Central a living pan- 
orama 440 miles long may be seen. This includes the Genesse, 
Black River and Mohawk Valleys and 143 miles of the Hudson 
River, including the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains; the 
Capitol at Albany; the Catskill Mountains; the Palisades of the 
Hudson and the New York Central's magnificent approach to the 
metropolis — this being the only trunk line whose trairjr enter the 
citv of New iork. 

"The Overland Limited," via Chicago, Union Pacific, and 
Northwestern Line. 
Only three and one-half days to Chicago. Four and one-h..lf days 
to New York. Pullman Vestibuled Sleepers. Pullman Dining tars. 
Pullman Tourist Sleepers. The ' Overland Limited" leaves San 
Francisco every day in the year at 6 p. m- Cabin reservations made 
and steamship tickets sold to all parts of Europe. For full particu- 
lars and sleeper reservations address D. \V. Hitchcock, General 
Agent, No. 1 Montgomery street. San Francisco, Cal. 



Wanted— Pupils in EDglish. Grammar scholars coached. Ladies of 
negnected education assisted uy Normal graduate. Day and evening. 
3730 Twentieth street. 

FIRE, MARINE, AND INLAND INSURANCE. 

NEW ZEALAND INSURANCE COMPANY, of new Zealand. 

Capital $5,000,000 

UNLIMITED LIABILITY OF SHAREHOLDERS. 
Office in company's building. 312 California street. 

W. P. THOMAS, Manager. 
Hooker & Lent. City Agents, 14 Post street. 

THE LION FIRE INSURANCE CO. ^if^&TiiJT 1 .^ 

$926,105.75 

THE IMPERIAL INSURANCE CO. ^'^'^llTlu f&'. M, aS 

Assets $1,910,166.88 

WM, J. LANDERS, Resident Manager. 

Pacific Coast Branch, 205 SansomeSt., San Francisco 




y/r //rl a ^//y/ r ; 1 







Capital Subscribed $4,482,7 50 

LONDON ASSURANCE, capital Paid u P 2.241,37s 

Assets 19.195.145 



OCEAN MARINE. 



Capital Subscribed $5,000,000 

Capital Paid Up 500,000 

Assets 2,502,050 



INSURANCE. 



FIRE, MARINE, AND INLAND INSURANCE. 



Firemans Fund 



INSURANCE COMPANY, OF SAN FRANCISCO CAL. 

Capital, $1,000,000. Assets, $3,500,000 



PALATINE 



INSURANCE COMPANY (Limited), OF MANCHESTER, ENGLAND. 

SOLID SECURITY. OVER $9,000,000.00 RESOURCES 

OHAS. A. LATON, Manager 489 California St., S. F. 
FlRllNSCBANCl. 

BRITISH AND FOREIGN MARINE INSURANCE CO., LIMITED, 

OP LIVERPOOL. 
Capital M,700,000 

BALFOUR, GUTHRIE & CO., Agents, 

No. 810 California St., S. F 

Founded A. D. 1792. 

Insurance Company o! North America 

OF PHILADELPHIA, PENH. 

Paid-up Capital 18,000,000 

Surplus to Policy Holders 6,022,016 

JAMES D. BAILEY, General Agent, 412 California St., S. F. 

ROYAL EXCHANGE ASSURANCE, OF LONDON. 

Incorporated by Royal Charter, A. D. 1726, 
Capital Paid Up, $3,446,100. Assets. *2S,879.8S9 

Surplus to Policy Holders, t9,851 024. 
FRANK W DICKSON, Ass't Manager 

501-503 Montgomery St., oorner Sacramento. 

CONNECTICUT FIRE INSURANCE CO. OF HARTFORD. 

Capital Paid Up »1,000.000 

ASBets 8,800,018 

Surplus to Policy Holders 1,668,832 

BENJAMIN J. SMITH, Manager. 

COLIN M. BOYD. fF&^l ^!: 

PHOENIX ASSURANCE CO. OF LONDON ■"•wi** im 
PROVIDENCE-WASHINGTON INSURANCE CO. incorporated vm 

BUTLER & HALDAN, General Agents, 

418 California St., S.F. 

THE THURINGIA INSURANCE COMPANY. 

Of ERFURT, GERMANY 
Capital, »2,250.000 Assets. 110.984.248. 
Paoiao Coast Department: 204-208 SANSOME ST., S. F. 

VOSS. CONRAD & CO., General Managers. 



January 31, 1899. 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS I.KTTKR. 



Southern Pacific Co. —Pacific System. 



Trains l«»t« and *r« Da* 10 Arm* >t san r 
(M>ln Ub*. Foot or Market Street.) 



■ I 



rr<>m /'- v^/. ;.. ffM 



*6:00 A Nlles, S*a Joee, And way stations 
7:00 a ll«ntcta. Sulsao. and Sacramento — 

7 :00 A Msxysvllle. GtotIIIc. And Redding, via WoodlAnd 
7:00 A ElmtrA. Vscsrille And Rumscy 

7:80 A slarllnoi. Ssn H»mon, Vallejo. Napa, Callslog A. Saoia Roaa 
8:00a Atlantic Eipress, Ogden and East 

8 JO A San Jose. Llveraiore, Stockton. looe, Sacramento. I'lsccr- 

Tlllc, Marysville, Cblco. Red Blurt 
8:80 A *Mtlton, OARdAle. And Jamestown ... 
0:00 a Marline.-, Tracy. Lathrop. Stockton, Merced And Fresno 
9:0Ua Fresno, uakorenold, Santa Barbara. Los Angeles, Doming. 

El Paso. New Orleans, and East 

10:00a Vallejo, Martinez, and way stations 

12.00 m Ntles, Livermore, Stockton, Sacramento, Mcndota, Hanford. 

Visalia, Porlervllle 

•1:00 p Sacramento Klver steamers 

4:00 P Martinez, San Ramon. Vallejo. Napa. Calls toga San 
4:00 p Benlcla, Vacavllle, Sacramento, Woodland, Knight's Land- 
ing, Marysvllle, Oroville 

4:80 P Nlles, San Jose, and Stockton. 

5:00 p San Francisco and Los Angelea Limited, Fresno, Bakers- 
field, Los Angeles 

5:33 P StocktoD. Merced, Fresno 

6:80 P Martinez, Tracy, Mendota, Fresno, Mojave, Santa Bar 

bara. and Los Angeles 

15:00 p "Pacific Coast Limited," El Paso, Fort Worth, Little Rook, 

St. Louis, Chicago, and East ... 

5:30P Santa Fe Route, Atlantic Express, for Mojave and East 

8 AJ0 P European mall, Of den and East 

6:00 P Haywards, Nlles, and San Jose 

•« :00 p Vallejo 

17:00 p Vallejo, Port Costa, and way stations 

8:00p Oregon Express, Sacramento, Marysvllle, Redding, Port- 
land, Puget Sound and East 

fll0:05 p "Sunset Limited," Fresno, Los Angeles. El Paso, New 
Orleans, and East 



- ■ « 
5:45 P 
5:45 P 

-ISP 

8:15 p 
8:46p 

<:I5p 
1-15 » 
19:15 P 

8:45 P 
7.46 P 

l:lip 
•8 M P 

9:15a 

10:45 - 
7:15 P 

il:*5 A 
L9:IG P 

8:45 A 

{9:45 A 
«:■!.-> p 
9:45 a 
7:45 a 
12 lo. 

.19:45 P 

8:15a 



Sah Leandro ahd HAYWAKD8 Local. (Foot of Market St.) 



= ~, 1 


Melrose, Seminary Park, 




8:00 A 


FlTCBBDRG, ELMHDRST, 


8:45 A 


■9:00 A 


San LBAJ9DRO, 


t«9:45 A 


10:00A 


South San Leandro. 


10:45 A 


ill .00 A 


E8TODILLO, Lorenzo, 


12:45 P 


8:00 P 


Cherry, and Haywards. 


£1:46 P 


6:00 P 




tb-Ab p 


7:00 P 


i Runs through to Nlles. 


7:46 F 




t From Nlles . 


I 



?:16, 9:00, and 
.; 112:00, *1:00. 



Coast Division {Narrow Gauge). (Foot of Market 5 1.) 

8:16 A Newark, Centervllle. San Jose, Felton, Boulder Creek, Santa 

Cruz and way stations 6:50P 

•8:16 P Newark, Centervllle, San Jose, New Almaden, Pelton, Boul- 
der Creek, Santa Cruz, and principal way stations *10:5Ua 

4:15 p Newark, San Jose, and Los Gatos 9:30 a 

til :46 p Hunters' Excursion, San Jose and Way Stations J 7 :20 p 

CREEK ROUTE PERRY. 

From San Francisco— Foot of Market street (Slip 8).— 
11 :00 A. M., Jl :00, »2 :00, J8 :00, *4 :00, \b :00 and *6 :00 P. M. 

From Oakland— Foot of Broadway.— *6:00, 8:00, 10:00 A. 
p.:00,»3:00,14:00 «5 :00P.M. 

Coast division (Broad Gauge). (Third and Townsend streets). 

7:00A San Jose and way stauons (New Almaden Wednesdays only) 1:3 
9:00 A San Jose, Tres Pinos, Santa Cruz, Paoiflc Grove, Paso Robles 

San Luis Obispo, Guadalupe, Surf and principal way stations 4 

10 :40 a San Jose and way stations *8 

U :80 a San Jose and way stations 8 

•3:45 p San Mateo, Redwood, Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Santa Clara, 
San Jose, Gllroy, Hollister, Santa Cruz, Salinas, Mon- 
terey, and Pacific Grove *10 

•8:80 p San Jose and Way Stations *9 

•4 :15 p San Jose and Principal Way Stations 9 ; 

*6:00p San Jose and Principal Way Stations 6: 

6 :80 p San Jose and principal way stations 6 

fl :80 p San Jose and way stations 7 

tli:46P San Jose and way stations 7 



:10p 

:00 a 
:36 a 



:00 a 
:45A 
35 A 
:30P 



a for Morning, p for Afternoon. "Sundays excepted, tSaturdays only. 

(Sundays only. 

IMondays and Thursdays. ^Saturdays and Wednesdays. 

a Tuesdays and Saturdays. b Thursdays and Sundays. 

The Pacific Transfer Coup any will call for and cheok baggage from 
hotels and residences. Enquire of Tioket Agents for Time Cards and 
Other Information. 

CALIFORNIA LIMITED 

Fastest Train Across the Continent. 

Connecting train leaves San Franolsco at 5 

p. m. every Sunday, Tuesday, Friday. Dining 

oars, buffet car, observation oar, and eleotrio 

lighted sleeping oars. This train Is In addi- 

— — ■ tionjto the Daily Overland Express, with 

through Pullman Palace and Pullman Tourist Sleeping Cars. Meals at 
Harvey's famous dining rooms. Get full particulars at Ticket office, 628 
Market street, San Franolsco, and 1116 Broadway, Oakland. Tel Main 1531. 



California Northwestern R'y Co. 

LESSEE 

San Francisco and North Pacific R'y Co. 



IAN FRANCISCO TO SAN RAFAEL. TllDKO* FlRRT- Foolof MarketStresl. 

WEEK HAYS-7:J0. 9:00. 11:00 A M: IS :.*. J SO 6:10. 6:» P K. Thursdays— 
F.ilrs trlpat ll:S0r u. Saturdays— Rltr* trips at 1 :60and II :*> T u. 
SUNDAYS— 0:00, »:», 11 :00 a Ml I SO 1:30, 6:00, «:S0 p H. 

SAN RAFAEL TO SAN FRANCISCO. 
WEEK DAYS-*: 10, 7:60,9:20, 11:10 A Mi 12:46, 8:40,6:10 m. Saturdays— 
Eitra trips at 1 :66 and 0:36 p M. 
SUNDAYS— «:10, »:40, 11:10 AM; I :40, 840,6:00, 6:26 P M. 

Between San Franolsco and Sohuetten Park, same sehedule as above. 



Leave S. F. 


In Effeot Oct. 18. 1898. 


AHRIVE INS. F 


Week Days. 


Sundays. 


Destination. 


Sundays 

10:40 am 
8:10 pm 
7:86PM 


Week Days 


7:80a m 
8:30 pm 
6:10pm 


8:00 am 
9:30am 
6:00pm 


Novato, 

Pelaluma, 

Santa Rosa. 


8:40 A M 
10:26 A M 

Il'iPH 


7:80AM 




Fulton, Windsor. 
Healdsburg, Lyttoo. 
Qeysorvllle, CLoverdale 








8:00 am 






8:80 pm 


7:86PM 


6:23 P M 


7:30 am 


| 8:00 AM 


Hopland, Uklab 


7:36 FM 


6:22 pm 


7:80AM 
8:30pm 


8:00 AM 


Guernevllle. 


7:86PM 


10:26 A M 
6:22 P M 


7:80am 
6:10PM 


8:00AM 
5:00pm 


Sonoma, 
Glen E'.len. 


10:40AM 
6:10PM 


8:40 A M 
6:22 P M 


7:80am 
8:30pm 


8:00am 
5:00pm 


Sebastopol. 


10:40AM 
7:85 PM 


10:25 A M 
6:22 p M 



Stages connect at Santa Rosa for Mark West Springs; at Lytton for 

Lytton Springs: at Qeyservllle for Skaggs' Springs; at Cloverdale forthe 
Geysers- at Hopland for Duncan Springs, Highland Springs, Kelsey- 
vllle. Carlsbad Springs, Soda Bay, Lakeport, and Bartlett Springs; at 
Ukiah, for Vichy SprlngB, Saratoga Springs, Blue Lakes, Laurel Del 
Lake. Witter Springs, Upper Lake, Porno, Potter Valley, John Day's, 
Riverside, Llerley's, Bucknell's Sanhedrfn Heights, Hullville, Booneville, 
Orr's Springs, Mendocino City, Ft. Bragg. Westport, Usal Willits. Lay- 
tonville, Cummings, Bell's Springs, Harris, Olsen's, Dyer, Scotia, and 
Eureka. 

Saturday-to-Monday Round Trip Tickets at reduced rates. On Sundays. 
Round Trip Tickets to all points beyond San Rafael at half rateB. 
TICKET OFFICE— 650 Market St., Chronicle Building. 

H. C. WHITING, Gen. Manager. 



R. X. RYAN, Gen. Pass . Agent. 



Occidental and Oriental Steamship Co. 

FOR IAPAN AND CHINA. 

Steamers leave wharf, FIRST and BRANNAN STREETS, at 1 p m., for 

YOKOHAMA AND HONGKONG, 

calling at ivobe (Hiogo), Nagasaki and Shanghai, and conneetlng at 

Hongkong with steamers for India, etc No oargo received on board on 

day of sailing. 

Copic (via Honolulu) Saturday, February 11, 1899 

Gaelic (via Honolulu) Thursday, March 9, 1899 

Doric (via Honolulu) Tuesday, April 4, 1869 

Coptic (via Honolulu) Friday, April 28, 1899 

Round Trip Tickets at Reduced Rates. 

For freight or passage apply at Company's Office, No. 431 Market street, 

corner First. D. D. STUBBS, General Manager. 



Pacific Coast Steamship Co. w ™sa 8 n le Fr e an B reo war 

For Alaskan ports. 10 A. M. Jan. 1, 6, 11, 16, 21, 26, 31; 
Feb. 5; change at Seattle. 

For B. C. and Puget Sound Ports, 10 A. M., Jan. li 
6, 11, 16, 21, 26, 31 ; Feb. 5, and every Attn day thereafter. 

For Eureka (Humboldt Bay) 2 p. M., Jan, 4, 0, 14, 19, 
24, 29; Feb. 3. and every fifth day thereafter. 

For Newport (Los Angeles) and way ports, A. M. Jan. 
4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28; Feb 1, and every fourth day thereafter. 

For San Diego, stopping only at Port Harford, Santa Barbara, Port Los 
Angeles, Redondo, (Los Angeles) 11 A. M., Jan. 2. 6, 10, 14, 18, 22, 26, 30; 
Feb. 3, and every fourth day thereafter. 

For Mexican ports, 10 A. M., Jan. 12, Feb. 9, March 9, April 6. 

For further information obtain folder. 

The company reserves the right to ohange, without previous notloe, 
steamers, sailing dates, and hours of sailing. 

TICKET OFFICE— No. 4 New Montgomery street. (Palace Hotel.) 




G00DALL. PERKINS & CO., Gen. Agls., 



10 Market St., San Franoisoo 



EAMC 




<§upfa}~ 



SS "Mariposa,'* Wednesday, Jan. 25th, at 10 p. m 
Line to Uoolgardie, Australia, and Capetown 
South Afrloa. 
S S "Australia," Wednesday, Feb. 8, 18B9,2p. m. 

J.D. SPRECKELS&BROS OO. 

Agents, 114 Montgomery St. Freight offloe, 827 
Market St.. Sac Franolsco 



COAL , I- C WILSON & CO. 



a 



900 Batterv Street 

RING UP MAIN 1864. 



FAMILY TRADE 
A SPECIALTY 



28 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER 



January 2 t 1899. 




SONG BY THE WAY —frank l. stanton, in atlakta cukbinuuOH* 

LIFE'S sunshine for you, sweet! 
I do not ask for one pale gleam of light: 
So that you rest not where the tempests beat, 
I shall endure the night. 

All that the heavens can give 

Of love, and grace, and glory be your lot. 

If that your name in Earth's great honor live, 
Let my name be forgot. 

Life is a little space, 

And scarce a flower an earthly path adorns; 
Yet. if one rose shall ever kiss your face, 

I shall not shrink from thorns. 

In dark, tumultuous nights 

When I have lingered desolate— forlorn, 
I only ask for you the starry lights— 

The music of the morn ! 
I do not even pray 

For the imagined glory of the skies ; 
If a god's smile shall light your steps that way. 

Leave me where darkness lies. 

The path which you must tread 

Be gentler than the paths which 1 have known : 
You. to the light, all sweeily, genily led— 

1, in the dark, alone! 



FROM A FAR COUNTRY —Austin south, in Sydney bulletin. 

What shall I say if he, some day returning, 

Shall seek thee, knowing not? 
Tell him 1 waited — till Death remembered 

The life that Love forgot. 
If he should ask to know thy place of dwelling, 

What shall my answer be? 
Give him the ring of gold from off my 6ng< r, 

Give it him— silently. 
But if, as will) a Stranger, he still questions, 

Say what then shall I do? 
Speak to him very gently, as a sisler, 

Perchance he sutlers, too! 
Anil if he ask why silent and deserted 

The halls so bright before? 
Answer no word, but show the lamp extinguished, 

The widely opened door. 
And lest, perchance, he ask of that last hour— 

What message must I keep? 
Smile in bis face, and fay 1 parted smiling 1 

Yes, smile— lest he should weep! 

THOUGH WE REPENT.— B y louise chandler moulton in scribner's. 

Though we repent, can any God Rive back 

The dear, lost days we might have made so fair — 
Turn false to true, and careless to care, 

And let us find again what now we lack ? 

Oh, once, once more to tread the old-time track, 

The flowers we threw away once more to wear- 
Though we repent, can any God give back 

The dear, lost days we might have made so fair? 

Who can repulse a stealthy ghost's attack — 
Silence a voice that doth the midnight dare- 
Make fresh hopes spring from grave-sod of despair- 
Set free a tortured soul from memory's rack? 

Though we repent, can any God give back 

The dear, lost days we might have made ?o fair? 



SEPARATION — alice learned bunner, in December scribner's- 

Could she come back, who has been dead so long, 

How could 1 tell her of these years of wrong. 

To what wild discords has my life been ser. 

Striving the olden love-song to forget? 

How can she know in the abode of bliss 

The utter loneliness of life in this, 

The weariness that comes of nights unslept, 

The hopeless agony of tears unwept? 

Could she come back, between would lie those years 

And I could only look at her— through tears. 



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SAN FRANCISCO. JANUARY 28. 1899. 



Number 4. 



Printed and puolUAed erery Salurdayby the proprietor. FRRl) HARRIOTT 
6H Kearny street. San Francisco. Entered at San Francisco Pott 
oJKce a* Second 'class Hatter. 

The afire of the NEW8 LETTER in ,\V,r York CUy i« at Temple Court. 
. Eastern Re]n -here information maybe 

obtained regarding subecription and adtertieting ratte. 

WILLIAM M. STEWART was elected on last Tuesday 
by the Nevada State Legislature, on the first ballot, 
to succeed himself in the United States Senate. There 
was no opposition to the Senator when the roll was called. 
His election was unanimous. 

THE whole country hopes to see absolute and equal 
justice meted out to General Eagan for his cur- 
rish attack upon General Miles. As the Philadelphia 
Press very truly says: "The 'embalmed' beef charge may 
or may not be true, but General Eagan's evidence indubit- 
ably shows him just the routine-hardened, bureau-proud, 
self-sufficient, unpractical, blundering, blustering kind of 
a fool, who at the head of a department would have led to 
the kind of messing and meddling, floundering and blunder- 
ing which the commissary showed to the end." 

MAJOR-GENERAL Guy V. Henry, who is in command 
at Porto Rico, has a sound and just appreciation of 
what is good policy. In an open letter to the people he 
declares that American carpet-baggers are not wanted 
there; that, all things being equal, native office holders 
are to be preferred to the strangers in the island, and he 
warns the swarm of rapacious invaders away. The Gen- 
eral is doubtless in favor of importing American products, 
but he draws the line and his sword at the carpet-baggers, 
who have more brass than brains, and frequently less hon- 
esty than a highwayman. 

CHATJNCEY M. Depew goes to the Senate from New 
York, taking the seat of Senator Murphy, vacant 
March 4th. The contrast between the two men is marked. 
Murphy is a man of few words; Depew a man of eloquence. 
Murphy had never been heard of outside his own State be- 
fore his election, and his name has appeared afterward only 
on the roll calls. Depew has a fame that is far larger 
than the United States. It remains to be seen if he will 
know when to act rather than to speak. In any event 
that gray and warped tradition of the Senate that no new 
member shall make a speech under two years after his 
first appearance will be sadly wrecked by the loquacious 
and brainy junior representative in the upper house from 
the Empire State. He would literally burst before 1901. 

THE bill which, rightly named, would be designated 
"a bill for imprisonment for fraud," is now before the 
Legislature, and a number of business men of this city are 
in Sacramento working for its passage. As the News 
Letter has from the first contended, the measure is just 
and should be made a law. Its provisions protect every 
honest man, and visit the penalty of imprisonment only 
upon those who have the means to pay their just debts 
and will not do so. No man is amenable to the proposed 
law whose earnings are not more than two dollars per 
day. This removes one objectionable feature about which 
the nickel-chasing dailies made so great a row. In the in- 
terests of those who pay their own debts, and owing to 
the dishonesty of dead beats are compelled to help make up 
the losses sustained by the mercantile community, the 
News Letter hopes to see this measure become a law. It 
would bring up a good many insolent rogues who claim 
respectability with a round turn, and compel them to 
maintain their personal liberty at the expense of their 
pocket books. 



THE desire for the speedy return of the First California 
Regiment from Manila, as expressed bv petitions and 
meetings of relatives and friends in this city, should 
be considered and granted at the earliest possible moment 
by the Government. These men enlisted "for two years, or 
until the war is over," and that they have faithfully per- 
formed every soldier duty promptly, bravely, and without 
complaint, is a matter of record. They were among the 
first to respond to their country's call, and now they should 
be restored to their homes and the walks and employ- 
ments they left at personal sacrifice. 

BRYAN and his free silver followers find that the logic 
of cold facts are dead against them. Their cry that 
free coinage of the white metal was necessary because 
without it the country had not enough of the circulating 
medium to transact its business on, finds a very emphatic 
negative in the increasing coin per capita. At the close 
of Cleveland's administration there was $21.65 of coin; 
now it is over $25.00. The increase of business does not 
seem to be hampered because there is not sufficient money 
in the country to do all things necessary to general pros- 
perity. Evidently free silver is a dead card in the politi- 
cal problem of the immediate future. 

THE Senatorial situation at Sacramento has undergone 
no change beyond the projection of Irving M. Scott 
into the fight. Mr, Scott's friends are at the Capital 
— many of them prominent business men of this city — 
working for his election. The shipbuilder has no positive 
strength, but hopes to gather support from the ranks of 
other aspirants as their chances fail. Except for this 
there has been no change. Colonel Burns expresses him- 
self as absolutely certain of election. The investigation 
made into the charges of improper use of money by him in 
the election or subsequent to that time, were fully dis- 
proved. His supporters are staunch and give no indica- 
tion of desertion. The malignant assaults of the press 
upon Colonel Burns have again shown the absence of influ- 
ence, and the determination of members of the Legislature 
to think and act for themselves. It is generally conceded 
that Grant has no possible chance, and we believe that 
Colonel Burns will finally be elected. The injection of Mr. 
Scott into the campaign will scarcely affect him. 

THE Supervisors are moving with commendable vigor 
in the matter of the panhandle extension to Market 
street. At the meeting of the Board last Monday, a res- 
olution was adopted pledging the city to provide, the rev- 
enue necessary to carry the project to completion, and all 
property owners interested are requested to file with the 
Board the value of their lands, improvements, etc., and if 
they are willing to sell. Now it appears that this great 
improvement will at an early day be under way, and as 
soon as is consistent with the rights of individuals and the 
city, be accomplished. Mayor Phelan has taken hold of 
the proposition with zeal, and as the entire Board wisely 
favors the work, there should be no delay in proceeding to 
purchase or obtain through condemnation proceedings the 
thirteen b.ocks of land lying between the entrance to the 
Park and Van Ness avenue. The proposed improvement 
cannot fail to vastly benefit real estate in that part of the 
city, and exercise a most salutary effect upon realty val- 
ues generally. The new charter having been adopted, San 
Francisco practically out of debt, fortunately every indi- 
cation of local judgment points to the inauguration of a 
broad system of improvement which will impart a tremen- 
dous and lasting impetus to the commercial and artistic 
life of this city. 



6AN FRANCISCO NliWS J.liTTKK. 



January 28, u-yg. 



THE ROW OVER THE PHILIPPINES WAXING WARM. 

IT is evident that the annexation of the Phiiippiies is not 
going to be accomplished without more kinds of trouble 
than one. In the first place, there is to be serious fight- 
ing in the islands, and more wraDgling at home than we 
have known since the civil war. The mind of the country, 
and the orators in and out of CoDgress, are takiDg high 
ground against foreign expansion. The debates in the 
Senate have once again raised that chamber to the dignity 
of a deliberative and debating body. That the treaty of 
Paris cannot now be ratified without Amendment, leaving 
the Philippines to their owners, the Filipinos, who, in our 
own language, "are, and ought to be, free and independ- 
ent," is believed t < be certain. Great speeches are being 
made daily in the Senate that are tingling men's ears, and 
disturbing the consciences of those who believe that "all 
governments derive their just powers from the consent of 
the governed." But the arguments that are the most 
telling are those which our greatest men are delivering in 
public. All over the East immense meetings are ad- 
dressed by the foremost orators of the land. That held in 
Madison Square, New York, was remarkable for the vast 
crowd that assembled, but still more remarkable for the 
sincerity, and power with which it was addressed. No man 
who knows our people can doubt the effect of such assem- 
blages. The special bits at the New York meeting, were a 
speech by Burke Cochrane, and a letterfrom ex-President 
Cleveland. Cochrane oitdid himself in splendid outbursts of 
eloquence, and Cleveland abandoned his usual forcible 
ponderosity, and betook himself to a light and satirical 
vein that could hardly be surpassed. Among other things, 
he said George III. ought to have lived in these days, for 
he was the greatest expansionist of his time, and to be 
logical, Mr. Cleveland suggests that every American 
should kill off every Filipino he comes across, in order to 
make room to expand. Then the best newspapers that 
are read by thoughtful men, and are deemed guides and 
leaders of public opinion in most of our States are de- 
livering trenchant blows at the new policy of Colonial 
possessions. At the time when Admiral Dewey captured 
and destroyed the Spanish fleet, we did not exactly know, 
but, in our enthusiasm, thought we were all expansionist, 
but we are rapidly changing our minds. So rapidly, in- 
deed, that between this and March there is not likely to be 
an expansionist in all the land. 

Tnat is the turn public opinion is taking at home. It 
appears to be even less favorable abroad. Win. T. Stead 
who recently returned from a tour of France, Belgium, 
Germany, Russia, Austria, Turkey and Italy says, al- 
though he is an American sympathizer himself, that during 
his whole tour of Europe, he met no European "who did 
not receive the protestations of the genuine sincerity with 
which the American people entered on the war, with more 
or less mncking incredulity.," That is naturally a very 
disagreeable thing to learn, but, coming through a friendly 
source, its reliability is not to be disputed. Besides the 
Continental press gives us little else to expect. We are 
certainly not a popular people in Europe just now. It is 
felt that we despoiled Spain without adequate cause, and 
that our plea that we will leave the Cubans and the 
Filipinos a free and independent people, is a temporary 
excuse to cover an ulterior design. It is believed that we 
intend to keep them dpspite our promises to the contrary. 
It is very certain the Senate is busily engaged in discus- 
sing the desirability of keeping the Philippines and that 
the administration is throwing all its influence to that 
side. But, as we have seen, our home public opinion is 
not now running that way. It is obvious that we are pre- 
paring the Cubans to set up housekeeping for themselves, 
and if we do that for the Cubans we cannot refuse it to 
the Filipinos, whom Admiral Dewey says are much the 
best fitted of the two, to govern their country in justice 
and harmony. 

The immediate danger is that war may actually be begun 
in the neighborhood of Manila; for it seems imminent at 
this present time of writing. It is clear that the natives 
have come to distrust our officers and are ready to tight 
them. They went to Manila with Dewey as allies, took 
many prisoners, fought a gallant fight and expected to be 
left, the same as the Cubans, to govern their own land. 



No doubt our repeated assertions that our object in seiz- 
ing Cuba was to enable it to set up a stable government 
of its own, had reached the Philippines, and was read 
there, particularly the declaration of President McKinley 
that any other object would be "criminal aggression." 
That declaration, made in a special message to Congress, 
by the Chief Magistrate of the Nation forever bars an 
honorable people laying violent hands on the Philippine 
Islands, and their people are right in thinking so. We 
may imagine, therefore, their astonishment the other day 
in receiving the President's ill-timed, and ill-judged pro- 
clamation to them through General Otis. It took not the 
slightest notice of their rights, no recognition of their long 
struggle against Spain, made no recognition of their ad- 
mitted capacity for self government, and gave out not the 
slightest desire or intention on our part in assisting them 
to set one up. He declared, however, "that by a treaty 
of peace between the United States and Spain, the future 
control, disposition and government of the Philippines are 
ceded to the United States in fulfillment of the rights of 
sovereignty thus acquired." Obviously the Filipinos can 
govern themselves, and most civil ; zed human beings will be 
glad to see them governing their country. 

When the Senatorial Nearly all the month of January 
Fight May End. has been occupied by our Legisla- 
tors in electing a United States 
Senator, but the end appears to be no nearer to the sight 
than it was at the beginning. There may be more ways 
than one for accounting for this condition of affairs. It 
may be that no legislator considers any candidate fit to 
wear the toga, except his own, and that all the others 
would bring disgrace upon the State. We take no stake 
in any such stock. Colonel Burns, General Barnes, Irving 
M. Scott, Bulla of Los Angeles, Knight of San Francisco. 
would go to Washington and represent California most 
creditably. All that is to be said in this connection is that 
many men have many choices. There are 120 Legislators, 
and no 61 of them can be found to favor a particular candi- 
date, and a deadlock is the consequence. Presently very 
grave issues will arise in the Senate, but it looks as if Cali- 
fornia will only be represented by one Senator. Surely 
some way can be found to break the deadlock, which is be- 
coming wearisome. For ourselves, we prefer the election 
of Colonel Dan Burns, and think that in the many combi- 
nations that are yet possible, he will hold the longer pole 
that will bring down the persimmon. He is by far the 
ablest politician. He has beaten his opponents before the 
people, and to-day is the accepted and acknowledged 
leader of his party in the State. In Congress his capacity 
for political leadership would be gracefully catered to, and 
he soon would be a power there. This could not as fully 
be said of any one of his competitors. They are one and 
all novices in the wider range of political life. They would 
have to serve an apprenticeship before they could know 
much of Senatorial workmanship. Considering the num- 
ber of votes he has and his readiness for work, he certainly 
has the first call for the place, and as the press has made 
unworthy attacks upon him, it would not be just the thing 
for the man under fire to be the first to withdraw. Grant, 
Barnes, or Bulla could give him the place, and will incur a 
great responsibility if they do not. That is what the peo- 
ple have been saying on the streets for days past. The 
bulletin boards are haunted daily to see if it has yet been 
done. 



As to the City and An obscure member of the Legisla- 
County Hospital. ture has introduced a bill, probably 
by request, to do certain things with 
our City and County Hospital that ought not to be done. 
We have not the text of the bill before us, but the synop- 
sis given of it in the daily press renders it appareut enough 
that it is conceived in certain private interests, and ought 
not to pass. In the first place, it is special legislation in 
the interest of the medical students who at present walk 
the hospital pretty much as if they owned it. In the next 
place it makes ill-considered rules for the governance of 
the institution, which are intended to override the much 
better regulations provided by the Board of Health. The 
latter, as at present constituted, is an efficient body that 
knows its business, and any attempt to tie its hands by 



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means of Legislative bills, is a sinister device that is being 
manipulated by wire pullers. When Mr. Wiiliamson un- 
dertook to put the hospital in something like a running 
shape, he improved its condition immensely, ami if it is yet 
very far from being what a city and county hospita: 
to be, it is pretty nearly as good as it can be made while 
located in the present rotten shanties. With thecxpcndi- 
ture of a few hundred dollars to repair broken drains. 
damaged closets, and loose windows, the best thing to do 
with the present hospital is to leave it alone until the 
new one is built. When that event happens, the whole 
question of hospital management will need to undergo a 
thorough change. The medical schools must be made to 
understand that they are subordinate to the general man- 
agement, and that they are given the run of the institution 
as a privilege, that may be abused and withdrawn, and not 
as a right that admits of no control. Even now it should 
be made clear that patients are given up to them for cura- 
'ivc ourposes primarily, and that the using of them for 
the iustruction of students is only a secondary purpose. 
It is not so to-day. The City and County Hospital is a 
place for a man or woman to go and die in, and then be put 
to purposes that are constantly giving rise to scandal. The 
superintending physician should be what his name implies. 
He should be chief, and all the others his suoordinates. 
As it is, he is confined to duties that an experienced butler 
could better perform. With an experienced buyer, the 
provisions would be equal to contract. Inspector Dockery 
could not do a better thing than inspect the milk, coffee, 
and tea actually served out, and the Board of Health 
could do worse than give him a free hand in the premises. 
Meanwhile, the Legislature should leave the hospital alone. 

May Momy Bs If it is altogether wrong to pay out 
spent money to carry elections for particular 

In Elections, candidates, it is equally wrong to sub- 
scribe it for that purpose, and, in that 
case pretty nearly all the political world is wrong. The 
practice is almost universal. Parties could hardly be held 
together without it, and certainly there could be no hiring 
of brass bands, or of halls, setting off of fire works and no 
canvassing of voters. These things cost money, and yet 
are perfectly legitimate electioneering. The newspapers 
would be in a sorry plight; for their principal windfall of the 
year comes from the candidates. The Presidential candi- 
dates are not supposed to spread the country over with 
money. Yet their candidatures are known to cost some- 
body from one to two millions, and yet nobody deems that 
corruption. The case would be very different if an elector, 
chosen by one side, were to go over to the other. It is not 
the same thing at all, as a member of the legislature voting 
for a man of his party other than the one he first intended 
to do. He may have received financial assistance from 
the one, and quite as much assistance from the other, in 
the way of a liberal subscription to the party fund. In 
either case he is bound to his party but not to any individ- 
ual of it. If the latter were the rule, it would mean dis- 
tinct bribery and corruption. Such great men as Chat- 
ham, Pox, Pitt, and Burke, were indebted to others for 
their seats in the House of Commons, but would have felt 
it an insult, if their votes had been demanded on that ac- 
count. Our Presidents may feel some gratitude to men 
who subscribe large sums to the campaign funds, but that 
does not mean bribery, or a bond on the Administration's 
course. Fobody has yet been charged with selling his 
vote at Sacramento for money, and until that is suspected 
and proved nothing can come of the present inquiry. 

Good For the The action taken by the School 
Board of Education. Board last Wednesday evening in 
the interests of the taxpayers of 
this city bears evidence of a practical knowledge of the 
matter in hand— a determination to undo many of the 
abuses that have grown up in the department, and a de- 
sire to put the schools on a secure basis. The rascalities 
of the old Board, the looting of the funds and consequent 
inability of the department to meet the accumulating bills 
and past-due obligations, no doubt hastened the drastic 
measures adopted by the present officers, but it is equally 
true that there has for a long time been urgent need of 
an active and intelligent pruning in the schools. Abuses 



have grown up 

men 1 s tdd< 



ted, and worth!. 
had got far and pi 

• ■ning tbe liiard took di 
and rtgoi m. Teachers were dtsml 

ited, absurd departments oblitei 
rules made whereby teaobarg OB waiting orders will be paid 
for the; and not for doing nothing. 

The revolution so far as wa ran Bee is entirely a wise 
one— would be wise if the Board ol Education had an un- 
limited bank account. The department had b> 
largely an eleemosynary institution, which, node* tbl 
rupt administration of the directing officials, was regarded 
as a private snap to be fed upon by 'heir friends without 
regard to its efficiency or economy. 

The changes made by the Board at its last meeting will 
go far to relieve the department of its top-heavy condi- 
tion. There will be no more teaching of cooking in the 
schools, which is wise. If girls are not taught at home by 
their mothers how to cook they will never learn. Manual 
training was cut off with a single exception, and it should 
have gone long ago. Classes were consolidated in twenty- 
four schools, and a general needing out of the accumulated 
trash was accomplished. It is unfortunate lhat deserving 
teachers should be placed on waiting orders, and that 
others should be dismissed, but it cannot be expected that 
the School Department of San Francisco is to be conducted 
for the purpose of giving employment to instructors. 

The Board of Education, in "this admirable work has 
had the invaluable co-operation of Superintendent Webster, 
whose suggestions and knowledge of the Department have 
been directed toward the permanent betterment of the 
public schools of the city. Evidently the members of the 
Board of Education are the right mtn in the right place. 



An Underling's Abuse That Commissary General Eagan 
of the should, in a paper that took half 

Commanding General, an hour to read, have abused the 
Commanding-General of the army, 
in language that would have disgraced a Billingsgate fish- 
wife, is well calculated to give foreigners a low idea of our 
morals, manners, and military discipline. From a home 
point of view it would prove a blessing in disguise, if it 
should arouse Congress and the President to a realization 
of what the real trouble with the army is. It is ruled from 
a civilian Secretary of War's office. In no other fighting 
land are things so ordered. Every military text-book 
worth quoting lays down as the fundamental theory of 
army organization a system of accountability, by which 
every soldier and officer is subordinate and responsible to 
some one else, up to the commanding officer, upon whom 
rests the final responsibility for the army's efficiency and 
value as a fighting machine. This vital principle has never 
been fully carried out in any branch of the public service 
of this country, and it was altogether abandoned when 
Grant, as President, reduced the position of the Command- 
ing-General to .a mere sinecure, gave the Secretary of War 
powers never intended for him, and made the Adjutant- 
General really the most influential officer of the army, in- 
stead of mereiy the military secretary of the Commanding- 
General. As a result of this we have the present situation, 
in which staff Generals, like Eagan, not only pay no atten- 
tion to the Commanding-General, but actually abuse him in 
the interests, or at any rate for tbe pleasure of the war 
department. There is only one thing that would deepen 
the disgrace inflicted upon tbe nation and the army by 
Eagan's conduct, and that is, that it should go unpunished. 
The thing to be done with Eagan, the only punishment 
that will fit the offense, is to relegate him to private life. 
He has been thirty years in the army and in civil life, and 
has apparently not learned the rudiments of military dis- 
cipline or of civil decency. A few years ago we had some 
experience of him in business in San Francisco, and were 
quite content with his migration to fresh fields and pas- 
tures new. 

Is Intoxication An The Supreme Court of this State 
Excuse For Crime ? has just hauded down a very la- 
mentable decision, which, in effect, 
declares that intoxication is a palliation for crime. Ac- 
cording to the highest judicial tribunal in the State, no 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



January 28, 1899. 



man can hereafter be convicted of murder in the first de- 
gree if he can but show that he was more or less under the 
influence of liquor at the time of the commission of his 
crime. The case at Bar was that of the killing of a man 
in one of the cow counties. There was evidence to show 
that the slayer was intoxicated at the time, and his coun- 
sel asked the Court to instruct the jury that they must 
take into account the defendant's condition before deter- 
mining his degree of guilt, if any. This the Court refused 
to do, and the defendant was found guilty of murder in the 
first degree, with the punishment fixed at imprisonment 
for life. An appeal was taken, and the conviction quashed 
on the ground that counsel was entitled to the instruction 
he asked for. If that be good law, it is difficult to see 
how any murderer can be made to suffer due punishment 
for his offense. It will always be next to impossible to 
rebut evidence of partial intoxication. In our older States, 
and in the English Courts, intoxication is not only held to 
be no excuse or palliation for crime, but is actually treated 
as an aggravation of it. It is deemed an additional offense 
to the one charged, and makes against the accused rather 
than for him. It adds to the probability of his guilt, and 
stamps him as a man to whom it is dangerous to be lenient 
and merciful. In the case of Rosser it was held success- 
fully that he had been drugged — i. e., that he had been 
made drunk. In that condition he went into a market, 
and opened fire upon and killed the first man that at- 
tracted his attention. There was no other defense than 
that he was irresponsible by reason of intoxication, and 
twelve representative citizens acquitted him. This being 
apparently the law in these parts, the local option people 
have come by a stronger argument for their cause than 
we had thought available to them. If killing by a drunken 
man be not murder, then society owes it to its own safety 
to see that drinking shops are no longer licensed. In any 
event, there are too many of the lowest kind in this city 
and county. They are licensed by the Commissioners of 
Police and protected by pets of the Department. Fathers 
and mothers ought to insist upon knowing the reason why. 

Combining The There is a rumor that the street rail- 
Street Railroads, roads of our city are about to be 
capitalized, and formed into one organ- 
ized company. We know not just what truth there is in 
the rumor, but we know that the project is under con- 
sideration, and that men have it in hand who are not given 
to failure in anything they undertake. Similar combina- 
tions are quite popular in the East. The Brooklyn and 
New York roads have just completed a huge combination, 
which is expected to give a better accommodation at 
cheaper rates. There is no need to be frightened at this 
bugaboo. There are some things which are natural 
monopolies, and other things which come so near it that 
the evils of competition are greater than the perils for the 
people that lie in the substitution of a single management 
for different and competing roads. The operation of all 
the lines under one management, will reduce the cost of 
operation and reduce fares. That has been its effect 
everywhere. It has enabled Governor Pingree to give 
Detroit, and other Michigan cities, 3 cent fares. In the 
place of independent operation and management of the 
various lines, the management of one working President 
and of one Board of Directors was substituted. The ex- 
penses of running power houses was reduced; 1here was 
such a rearrangement of the business as to curry the 
largest number of passengers at the lowest possible cost, 
was accomplished. If any one will closely examine the-e 
changes in operation he will find that the travelling public 
are better accommodated and at a less cost. The new 
condition may be called monopolistic, but what does that 
matter if all the conditions are bettered. There are 
passengers enough for all our roads to give seats to, and 
during the busy hours there are too many. It would be 
well if the rule could be established that no seat no pay. 
That is the rule on the coach and ferry lines, and there are 
stronger reasons for applying it to the street cars. The 
present huddling together and holding on by the roof, is in- 
convenient and dangerous in the highest degree. To cram 
60 people into a car built to accommodate 30, is cruelty to 
animals and the practice ought to be stopped. Under the 
new charter we can fairly regulate the street traffic in a 
way to benefit the companies, and the travellers alike. 



COMMENDS THE NEWS LETTER. 

THE retailers of San Francisco are very deeply inter- 
ested in the enactment of the proposed Debtors' 
Law — Assembly bill No. 432. The News Letter feels 
that its passage would be in the interest of justice, and 
that its operation would apply to only that class of debtors 
known as professional dead beats. Millions of dollars are 
annually lost in this city by the mercantile community 
through the intentional frauds of the large element who, 
aided by the present lax statutes, find no trouble in evad- 
ing their just obligations. The following appreciated 
communication is self-explanatory: 

Office of Ketail Grocers' Association, 
Sax Frahcisco, Cal., January 19, 18'J9. 

Whereas— Certain of the sensational papers of the city — notably 
the Examiner— have seen tit to make dishonest statements as to the 
purposes of the amendments we hope to make to the present Debtor 
Law, and 

Whereas— Certain of the more honorable papers have used their 
editorial columns to show that the desires of the Retail Grocers' As- 
sociation and the Butchers' Board of Trade were in line with pro- 
gress, and would not cause the least inconvenience to poor or honest 
men, and 

Whereas— The News Letter has shown its friendship for the re- 
tail merchants, and its honesty of intention in its advocacy of the 
proposed Debtor Laws; Therefore, be it 

Resolved— That the Ketail Grocers' Association commends the 
News Letter for its scholarly and earnest review of the proposed 
amendments, and its conservative bat forcible protest against the 
unwise violence of the yellow journals. 

Retail Grocers' Association. 

John C. Nobmann, Joseph A. Stdlz, 

Secretary. President. 



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THE CaiKB, last week, in the interest of honest dealers 
and out of a profound pity for the worshippers of 
foreign trash, traditions, and Turkish trir.kets of uncer- 
tain value and more than doubtful authenticity, called at- 
tention to the cunning work of a faking concern in this 
city, then engaged in disposing of immense bargains of 
"Art" stuff endorsed by nobody, and brought here in the 
night to be sold for fire and ten times its worth. Is there 
nothing good enough in the houses and hands of legitimate 
dealers, whose names are guarantees of truth and integ- 
rity'.' Why are we chasing strange gods without pedigree? 
Must a thing smack of foreign lands to have merit? Does 
the stamp of our own country damn everything, and does 
lame discredit point its disreputable finger at all things 
made on this side of the pond, or bought decently and in 
good order abroad and set up and decently offered for sale 
here? Must the Crier reach the conclusion that our peo- 
ple delight to be gulled, and thus verify the maxim of the 
Great Barnum? The recent fake sale on Geary street 
voices a very discordant and ill-smelling affirmative. ■ 

A MAN who sells himself and will not stay bought, my 
masters, has no more place in a California Legislature 
than has a triple polygamist in the orthodox heaven. 
Wright, the alleged bribe-taker, to date, of the State, 
has set a new depth to infamy for all the gang of thrifty 
grubbers and grabbers that have heretofore disgraced 
themselves and the Capitol. Grant, the recognized good 
thing of the season, was fleeced of some $1,600, so it is 
said; and then Alameda's wild ass voted for Colonel Burns. 
A remarkable case of belated conscience, this, and bis re- 
ward is the contempt of his brother experts for having 
contracted to deliver the goods and lying down on the 
proposition; for among thieves there exists a certain kind 
of honor, or what passes current among them for such. 
That he got nothing in the way of pecuniary reward for 
changing his opinion was shown in the testimony of Col. 
Burns before the investigating committee. A good many 
slimy creatures have been developed at Sacramento, but 
this thing of the absurd name best bears the leathern belt 
of infamy. 

WELLS, the Chicago capitalist who married a beauti- 
ful young lady of that city, brought her here, and 
after robbing and threatening to pistol her, faded away, 
offers a fine illustration of misplaced forbearance of the 
Almighty. Wells carries his fortune and his villainy 
wherever he goes, the former consisting of fifty $1,000 
bills neatly folded in a belt, and the latter in his cor- 
rugated countenance. Wells is no less a brute because 
the blooming bride of seven days sold herself for a pros- 
pective fortune and life of ease. Beauty and the beast 
often meet on these terms, and the time they have can 
nearly always be described by the picturesque story of the 
monkey and parrot. May the devil fly away with Wells, 
and the unhappy bride find consolation in the fact that she 
will be entitled to alimony and her maiden name if she 
wants them., 

COOKING classes have been discontinued in the public 
schools, and a great menace to the rising generation 
has been removed. We shall finally get safely back to the 
corn beef and cabbage of our youth, if these theoretical 
efforts at the practical destruction of the digestive organs 
of the city are choked off. These public school instructors 
of the fine art of how not to do it, could be better em- 
ployed in teaching the children how to darn socks and sew 
on shirt buttons. Their energies have been wasted in the 
effort to impart a technical knowledge of frosted-cake- 
making and frill and scollop needle work. 



"IjJHBRB the carca** is, there will the buuanla be 

W The in oung man. Orr by 

eath last S 
the bay. hail $.')ii in bank, whirl 

' >rr »■ n, and his anv nan's 

bank account "straightened up" was truly touching, 
warmth of the attorney for his cold cousin's coin was the 
only-' feature of his consuming inter- 

the Coroner refused to recognize his doubtful - 

r poured forth a story of official oppression that the 
La the case do not justify. No doubt that grief for 
the death of his kinsman and the consciousness of his In- 
ability to "straighten up" the lifty in bank, unsettled the 
sensitive gentleman's 1 

THE CiiiFii has unbounded admiration for those Mission 
street merchants who have revolted against the 
street sweepers out in their part of the city. They very 
wisely prefer that the dirt shall lie on the pavements, 
rather than be distributed about their counters and their 
persons. Street sweeping is an excellent thing, but with- 
out water to keep the dust off the clothes of inoffensive 
pedestrians — out of their nose, ears and eyes, this effort 
at clean streets means unclean citizens. Complaints un- 
heeded, should be followed by guns with shot and shell, as 
a convincing argument to these too industrious dissemin- 
ators of filth. The T. C, like other good Christians, hates 
dirt, but he prefers that it should lie in the street, rather 
than invade his sacred person. Here's to the Mission 
street fellows! May they live long, and continue to kick 
to some purpose. 

WHAT James W. Daniell Esq., of England, thinks of 
America and Americans would make interesting 
reading. Daniell is the gentleman who married a Califor- 
nia lady, took her to England, and squandered her income 
on the race-track, and in a brown-tinted round of pleasure. 
When his wife came home, he followed her here and sought 
a reconciliation. This fact is absolute proof that there 
remained a considerable estate, on which he hoped to lay 
his distributing hands. That the lady had the courage to 
open the door and direct his departure to the East, with the 
injunction that he forget the way back, is entirely to her 
credit. Scions of foreign nobility who marry American 
women for revenue only, are as a whole, a bad investment, 
and Daniell's absence is in the direction of a good, healthy 
self-respect upon the part of his wife. 

SUPERVISOR PERRAULT is not an old man; in fact 
he is quite young, but he has abundant sense to scorn 
the assault with words made upon him by Supervisor 
Lackmann. Lackmann in a moment of anger declared 
that Dr. Perrault is a "reformer." The Doctor de- 
clares it to be a libel. He is only a humble citizen who is 
striving to earn the commendation of a clear conscience 
and his fellow citizens by doing his duty. He sees no occa- 
sion for creating twenty-five more policemen, and has his 
scalpel out for everything that means the useless expendi- 
ture of the people's money. A reformer is synonymous 
these degenerate days with crank, and Perrault declines 
to be classed with the cranks. As he declares he is no re- 
former, the Crier thinks the taxpayers need not watch 
him. 

WT RS. BOTKIN is giving another object lesson of the 
]/\_ law's delays. Her counsel have undertaken to gain 
a new trial for the lady who very boldly declared that she 
had seduced every pleasure and drained every cup of dis- 
sipation that she could get next to. Just how the insolence 
of office, and the laws delays, load up on the tax payers 
and fill the jails with fattering crime, will find a blatant 
voice in this case of Mrs. Botkin. The Crier congratu- 
lates all the criminals and legion of law breakers whose 
lines fall in this pleasant place of San Francisco. 

S POLICEMAN named Kendal is on trial this week for 
having hurled his club at a fleeing small boy with such 
direct aim and intent that his game was brought down, 
the club, so it is alleged, fracturing the child's skull. A 
startling bit of testimony was introduced. "By actual 
exhibition it was proved that there was no dents in the 
club alleged to have been hurled," and consequently the 
policeman could not have been guilty of having hurled it. 
Such official evidence is literally unanswerable! 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER 



January 28, 1899 




(Ve obey no wand but Pleasure's." — Tom Moore. 



I USED to think I was a dramatic critic, but really I 
don't know — there are never any dramas to criticise. 
It is so long since we had a chance to try our claws on a 
new play of any importance, and it seems so paltry to tear 
an old one to pieces long after it has been forgotten every- 
where except in this belated West. A dramatic critic 
without a drama is as helpless as an actor without a part. 
By what standard of anything, I should like to know, is 
one to approach Mr. Frank Daniels and his entourage? 
Mr. Daniels doesn't pretend to any of the accomplish- 
ments which are supposed to qualify a man to get his liv- 
ing on the stage, and it is obviously absurd to blame a 
man for not doing what he doesn't pretend to do. All Mr. 
Daniels pretends to do is to exhibit that clever, comical, 
irresistible little self of his, which the critics of the daily 
papers rave and gush over as something so supremely 
worth while. If you do not find that little self clever, 
comical and irresistible, and do not go off into convulsions 
of laughter by the mere contemplation of it, which I find 
it extremely difficult to do, you can only feel aggrieved 
that everyone else isn't having as dull a time as you are 
yourself. 

I suppose Mr. Daniels does pretend to be an eccentric 
comedian, and there are certain tests by which one can 
tell a clever eccentric comedian from the other kind. He 
need not be an actor, but he must have some kind of ver- 
satility and invention, and of these qualities Mr. Daniels 
has about as little as anyone who ever went a-starring. He 
sets about his business with methods so guileless that they 
cannot be called methods at all. His ideas of being funny 
are those of a very young child. When a very young 
child finds it has got a laugh by any means whatever, it 
immediately brings contempt upon itself by repeating the 
means — so does Mr. Daniels. Last week it was the drop- 
ping of a yellow satin petticoat and the plucking of hairs 
from a subordinate comedian's whiskers; this week it is 
the seizure of a lock of hair worn by King Ptolemy of 
Egypt for this purpose — King Ptolemy says "Come clown 
from there," and Mr. Daniels says "I wasn't up there" — 
this rich bit of fun is repeated about one hundred and 
thirty-two times during the course of the performance. 
Mr. Daniels makes quite a little hit by trying to balance 
the end of a baton on his hip bone, a touch which might 
prove moderately amusing if it was riot carried on for sev- 
eral minutes without the slightest variety. He pulls an- 
other yellow satin petticoat high round his waist, and then 
by a contraction of the stomach he lets it slip down again; 
allowing that this is humorous the first time, it ceases to 
have any chance to be so after about the fifth. He gets a 
laugh by singing a mock operatic bravura, and then, like 
the very young child, his only idea of improving the situa- 
tion is by tiresome and exact repetition. It is always the 
same business over and over, which shows him to be a 
comedian of but meagre resources. 

I think if I had seen The Wizard of the Nile before The 
Idol's Eye I might have liked it better than I do, but after 
that I cannot view anything written round Mr. Frank 
Daniels without a bias. It is certainly a more respectable 
piece of work both on the part of author and composer. 
There is some rather pretty music, and Mr. Park has a 
slim chance to show that he has a good voice. Miss Uart's 
music must have been written for her out of spite, for it 
all lies within the break in her voice, and gives her no 
chance to use the extremities where she has a tone or two. 
She retaliates by playing Queen Simoona attractively, 
which spoils her author's point. Beauteous Miss Red- 
mond, as Princess Cleopatra, is suitably attired in Nile 
green, and I regret to say that some of the notes which 
issue from her peerless throat are distressingly Hat. Miss 



Kopp makes a pretty girl boy, if you like that sort of 
thing; I never saw anyone but Bessie Bonehill vho recon- 
ciled me to it. I praised the chorus and the scenery last 
week, and they deserve equal eulogies in The Wizard. 

* # # 

Time was when I rather despised the Alcazar; that was 
when the company was a great deal worse than it is now. 
Now I have a fondness for it, it is so often the only place 
in town where there is a play and acting. Sometimes it is 
a good play and some bad acting, more often it is a bad 
play and some good acting, and occasionally a good play 
well acted. But this week I grieve to say there is a bad 
play badly acted. The acting is not all individually bad, 
there are too many good men at the Alcazar for that mis- 
fortune, but the bad acting so far out-weighs the good 
that the general impression is that the play is badly 
acted. 

What satisfaction is there at this time of day in enlarg- 
ing on the poor construction, false sentiment, cheap 
humor, and inhuman characters of Men and Women? The 
play was called a success, and perhaps the simple souls 
of six years ago thought it interesting, but now it is far 
out of date. It may be that it was kept going by extra 
good acting, and especially by an actress in the heroine's 
part who in no way resembled Miss Adelaide Fitzallen. It 
is probably difficult to be sincere in the part of Agnes, but 
Miss Fitzallen is always too stasrey and superior to carry 
any conviction. 

Mr. Hastings as the so called hero succeeds in infusing 
some of his own intensity into the part, but he seems less 
sure than usual. Mr. Daniel Halifax makes nothing out of 
nothing, and I always rather unreasonably expect him to 
make something out cf nothing. It is presumably the 
stage manager's fault that after playing light comedian 
through two acts he is used for a servant in the third, 
which is perfectly ridiculous. Mr. Denitborne is funny in 
an emotional pirt, and Mr. Scott's wig is too tight and 
lets his own hair leak through the edges. The best indi- 
vidual performance is given by Mr. Osbourne, who acts 
admirably as Israel Cohn, and Mr. Montaine gives a good 
idea of the kind of man he would be if his author would let 
him. Miss Crews does some pretty emotional acting, and 
Miss Crosby plays some of her scenes nicely, but I cannot 
call them the clever Alcazar company this week. 

* * * 

If Mr. Hoyt would collaborate with some trusty person 
who jumped on him whenever he was content to be slip- 
shod, as he is several times in every act he writes, he 
might turn out a decent play. He has a gift of genuine 
comedy which he often works with very happy results, he 
has some very human and delightful moments, but I never 
saw a play of his that in its completeness would do credit 
to the obscurest amateur. We have had several of his 
productions on the local boards of late, and they were all 
narrowly saved from being tedious by two or three real 
comedy characters, which had the advantage of being 
very well acted. The last is A Contented Woman, in which 
pretty Miss Belle Archer, smiling, and charming, and un- 
falteringly natural, plays the pleasant part written for 
Mrs. Hoyt. She is fairly well supported in places, but 
much of the acting is of a quite perfunctory kind. Miss 
Henrietta Lee is rather good as the notorious Mrs. Ebb- 
smith, and Mrs. Rouse succeeds in the nasty part of 
Aunt Jim. There are some bright sirls and a clever little 
dancer, who do the variety show part which Hoyt will 
always have. Mr. Morrison was the best of the men. 

* * * 

We have nothing but the chastest music at the Sym- 
phony concerts now. I suppose since Mr. Scheel was told 
he gave too much attention to the lurid Tschaikowski he 
is afraid to be anything but strictly rural. We have had 
the Mendelssohn ''Scotch," the Beethoven first, and Gold- 
mark's "Rustic Wedding," and Tschaikowski seems likely 
to be in disgrace till the end of the season, unless those 
who crave a few unwholesome, purple sensations are brave 
enough to clamor for his restoration. We really don't 
know much of Tschaikowski's music in San Francisco, and 
it has been the most important new thing in musical 
centers during the last two or three years. The "Rustic 
Wedding" is fine music, but it seems to me it is scarcely 
great enough to have been performed heie three times in 



January 28. 1899 



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1st tiro seasons when we hare so few opportunit 
hearing the masterpieces The be>i arn 
a third hearing of it would have been a fini 
which it did not jM. The playing was 

and insecure, ard oven Mr Scbeel was not up to bis usual 
form. The best work was done in the last two n 
The ''Midsummer Night's Prcam " overture received a 
better performance, but not anything like the requisite 
grace, and feeling of spontaneity. A pretty serenade for 
strings by Volkmaon was played, in which Mr. '■ 
played the solo for violoncello with nice expression, and 
the concert ended with the usual noisy piece, this time 
Svensden's "Gtrntval •> Pari*." 
• • • 

The last Minetti concert was the best, and it drew the 
best house of the four. Probably if Mr. Minetti kept on 
giving concerts steadily for a year or two, some of the 
musical people of San Francisco, of whom we hear so much 
and see so little, would discover the fact, but they don't 
seem to recognize at present that we can have very inter- 
esting chamber concerts here if they want them. The 
quartets played last Saturday were Beethoven's G major 
op. 18, and Dvorak's F major op. 99. Schumann's 
"Maerchen bilder" was beautifully played by Mr. Holmes 
and Mr. Bendix, and added considerably to the interest 
of the concert. Hubert Henry Davies. 

Madame Teresa Car- 
refio will give three 
piano recitals at the 
Metropolitan Temple 
the week after next. 
They take place on 
Monday and Wednes- 
day evenings and on 
\ Saturday afternoon. 

\ Madame Carreno is 
* new to San Francisco, 

*' \ but there are probably 
;« I very few people who 
have not heard of the 
fame she has achieved 
[v. in Europe and Amer- 
ica. She is an artist 
ft of tremendous temper- 
ament and technique, 
and has taken a secure 
position in the very 
/ front rank of pianists. 
After playing in con- 
/ tinental Europe with 

immense success, she 
has achieved this sea- 
son new triumphs in 
New York, and her 
appearance here is an 
event of unusual im- 
portance. 
Madame Ttresa Gam fio. 

A chorus of coons of every shade from primrose to 
mahogany is the new star act at the Orpheum this week. 
There are several excellent hold-over turns, including the 
Arbra troup. the musical Avolos, Papinta (last week), and 
clever Mr. Max Cincinati in his clever juggleries. Next 
week there will be four new acts, including Milton and 
Dolly Nobles, and a company in a sketch entitled Why 
Wallur Rrfurmcd. 

The. Idol's By* will be performed at the Columbia for the 
first three evenings of next week, and The Wizard of the 
Nile for the remainder. For the week following, Louis 
James, Kathryn Kidder, and Frederick Warde will appear 
in several legitimate revivals. 

Broadhurst's farce, Why Smith Left Borne, will be played 
at the California next week with a cast headed by Maclyn 
Arbuckle. 

Offenbach's Li PerichoU will be revived at the Tivoli on 
Monda3'for one week only. 



Galifornia Theatre. 







Tivoli Opera Mouse. 



M e.Uj mc HMnl'l l»le«i launhlof 

WHY SMITH LEFT HOME, 

A itrrai cant, headed by Martyr. Arhuckle. 

CI 1 ' T - ! 1 rhr»troof iho Coast. 

olumbia I heatre, «;«uiod.m«x*- 

ItOfflontTiK Moult? , January »>lb Third and lilt wenk of Frank 
n. •') * tod tit* eomplotr- comic nnvra compauy. First throo 
night*. 

THE IDOL'S EYE. 
Remainder of werk. 

THE WIZARD OF THE NILE. 
Fenruftry0th-dA.ME3 KIDDER WARDE- 

Mrs. Ernestine KrellDft, 

Proprietor and Manager, 

Last nights of TBI Wmh»is«. Day 

Nex! week Kv.ry --wiling; Saturday matinee. Offenbach's 

famous comic opera. 

LA PERIGHOLE. 

('•The Rtreot singer"! Great cast: lovely music; beautiful 

sceoery; correot costumes; appropriate accessories. 

In preparation: The comedy opera. MADELEINE, or. "The 

Magic Kiss.* 1 bv Staoge & Edwards, author and composer of 

"Tfie Wedding Day." 

Popular prices, 35c. and 5'Jo. Our Telephone, Bush 9. 

N. B.~ A reserved seat for the mattneo. 25c. 

/-x i San Francisco's Greatest Musio Hall. O'Farrell St. 

L/rpn6Um. between Stockton and Powell streets. 

Week commencing Monday, January 30lb. The high-class com- 
edy players, MILTON & DOLLIE NOBLES, in "Why 
Walker Reformed"; Qlaolnta Delia Rocca, world famous vlolin- 
tste: Willy Osceola, balancing acrobat; Derenda & Breen, 
world's greatest club swingers; i lie sensation of the season, 
■*Clorlndy," RIcp's rag-time opera success; Wilson & Leices- 
ter, the three Avolos, Mux Cincinati. 

Reserved seats 25c: balcony 10c; opera chairs and box seats 60c 
Matinees Wednesday. Saturday, and Sunday. 



A ■ rri i Fred Belasco, Lessee. 

ICaZar I heatre. Mark Thall, Manager. 'Phone Main 254. 

Week of January 30th. Sol Smith Russell's romantic comedy, 

PEACEFUL VALLEY. 

Beautiful scenery; unl,,ue settings. 

Alcazar prices— loe, 25o. 35c, 50c. 

Next: THE BACHELOR'S HONEYMOON. 



"Drink a little wine (whiskey) for toy stomach's sake ano tnlue olten 
infirmities." The famous old Jesse Moore Whiskey is the purest and best, 



Metropolitan Temple. 

Engagement Extraordinary ! 

MADAME TERESA CARRENO 

The Lioness of the Piano-Forte. 

Three Grand Recitals : 

Monday Evening, February 6th. 

Wednesday Evening. February 8th, 

Saturday Matinee, February 11th, at 2:30 p. m. 

Seats on sale at San Francisco Music Co., 225 Sutter street. 



Prices; $1. $1.50, $2. 



(i flickering piano used.] 



MR. FRANCIS STUART, ■ . 

Teacher of Singing 
San Franclsoo from September 15th to May 1st. 
London, England, May 15th to September 1st. 615 Jaokson St.. near Polk 



Sohmer Pianos. 



Byron Mauzy , Sole Agent, 



308 Post Street, San Francisco 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



January 28. 1899 




The Los Angeles Times has done good 
Another Raid on service in nipping in the bud another 
British Investors, wild-cat scheme to fleece our cousins 
on the other side of the Atlantic. The 
story it tells about the aims and resources of what is 
known as the Chicala Water Company reads like a fairy 
tale, and shows the high estimation placed upon the men- 
tal calibre of foreign investors by some people here, who 
evidently imagine that capital is available from this 
source on the merits of a showy prospectus alone. An 
English syndicate is expected to purchase irrigation 
bonds to the extent of $2,000,000 of this Chicala Water 
Company on the strength of a proposition to block up 
what is known as the Canon of Lytle Creek, north of 
Rialto, where the organizers have been for some time past 
attempting to build up the canaigne industry. One of the 
promoters, when interviewed, said he proposed to build in 
this canon no less than seven dams, each about 300 feet 
high, without taking a pound of cement or iron into the 
canon. The cost of this work is estimated at $500,000, 
and the balance of the capital, it is supposed, will be used 
to convey the water over some 60,000 acres of land for 
irrigation purposes. It is claimed that when the scheme 
was first proposed some months ago, two leading engin- 
eers figured the cost of the plant at over $11,000,000, 
though at that time the height of the dams was only 150 
feet. Since then these gentlemen have not been asked to 
figure upon the cost since the height of the dam has been 
doubled. In commenting upon what is termed by the 
leading engineers of Southern California "the wildest 
scheme ever sprung on California," our contemporary 
goes on to say that the grade of this cafiOD is over 200 
feet to the mile, and narrow, offering not a single reser- 
voir site of any size. Another obstacle is the alleged fact 
that the creek flowing through the narrow canon carries 
so large a quantity of debris that the dams would in a 
short time be simply reservoirs of boulders. Besides this 
an electric company, which is developing the power of the 
stream, has a patent from the Government for a large 
part of the land to be used by the Chicala Company in its 
proposed irrigation scheme. We would suggest that in 
this connection a report from Mr. Vice Consul Mortimer 
would be in order, passing upon the merits of the scheme 
as an investment for the monied classes of Great Britain. 
If he will favor us with his opinion on the matter it will be 
published, in the hope that any financial loss will be 
averted, should the promoters persist in their attempt to 
dispose of their bonds in London. In view of the large 
amount of money involved, it is only right and proper 
that the true merits of the scheme should be officially in- 
vestigated. Mr. Mortimer has a duty to perform in this 
case which is now respectfully brought to his attention. 

The London FinancialNews says: "The 
The Passing of announcement that Mr. Hamilton Smith 
an Expert. has decided to retire from business and 
settle down in the United States will 
not surprise those who are familiar with the recent inside 
history of the Exploration Company, with which Mr. 
Hamilton Smith was closely identified, and its ill-fated off- 
spring, the Grand Central Mining Company. Mr. Smith 
has had a long career in London as adviser and engineer 
in mining enterprises, and is believed to have made a con- 
siderable fortune. In his early days here he was associated 
with the late Mr. deCrano, to whose great skill and enter- 
prise he owed much of his success. Mr. Smith has been at 
various times a director of the Josephine, the Potosi, the 
Grand Central, the Anaconda, the Alaska-Mexican, the 
Alaska-Treadwell, the Alaska United, the Consolidated 
Deep Levels, the Compagnie Francaise des Mines, the 
Electric Traction Company, Praser and Chalmers, and the 
Exploration Company. He was in his time regarded as a 
great mining authority, but of late years other experts 
have come into greater favor. It is noteworthy that the 
mining engineers of the highest authority are nearly all 
Americans. Messrs. Hays Hammond, Kaufman, Hoffman, 
Wartenweiler, and Bratnober — their names notwithstand- 



ing — all hail from the other side of the Atlantic." We 
might add that, of the five engineers mentioned, the three 
first in line are Californians, and the experience which 
has earned for them name and fortune was all gained in 
the mines of the Pacific Coast. Another of our men has 
finally concluded to branch out. Ross Browne is now in 
London. He proposes to stay there, where an opening 
is likely to offer before long for bis services. In this he 
shows good sense. To live here, for a man of more than 
ordinary ability in his profession, means a sidetrack. 
Browne, like others who have gone before him, has come 
to realize this fact. A lucky turn in a Montana mine 
brought Bratnober and Wartenweiler to the front, and 
they have held the position ever since with credit to them- 
selves. Mr. Hammond has just been appointed to the 
Board of Management of the Lake View Consuls, the big 
mine at Kalgoorlie, West Australia, a new feather in his 
cap. H. C. Callahan, another California engineer, is 
Superintendent of the Lake View, while W. A. Irwin, for- 
merly of Bodie, is in charge of a rich property adjoining, 
known as the Associated Mines. California is certainly 
well represented abroad. 

A Valuable E. K. Downer, the well-known Sierra County 
Drift Mine, miner and newspaper man, is in town. Mr. 
Downer is one of the owners of the cele- 
brated Bald Mountain extension mine, near Forest City. 
This property, which was opened up by tunnels over 4000 
feet long, has proved extraordinarily rich, gold valued at 
$1,000,000 having been extracted during the time it was in 
operation, $200,000 of which was clear profit. Two of the 
old pliocene river beds traverse this ground, and channels 
wherever tapped have been found extremely rich in gold 
of unusual fineness, the average price being over $19 per 
ounce. The character of the gold was generally coarse, 
with many large-sized nuggets. The gravel deposit ranged 
from three and a half to four feet in depth, and the bed- 
rock paid well for one and a half feet down. Some carloads 
of the gravel extracted yielded as high as $100 to the ton. 
An electric plant was installed in the workings, which sup 
plied power and light underground and at the company's 
establishment above. The pay streak in the channel cut 
in the ground of the "extension," ran from fifty to two 
hundred feet wide. The largest nugget found weighed 
fifty-five ounces, while from the heart of the channel four 
hundred ounces of gold, valued at $8000, was cleaned up in 
six days. There are still some eight thousand feet of chan- 
nel undeveloped in the extension ground, and the value of 
the gravel still in place is estimated at from $8,000,000 to 
$12,000,000. So far the work has been carried on by a 
number of comparatively poor men, but it is likely that in 
the near future the wealth of this old channel will attract 
men of heavier means, more fitted to cope with the nat- 
ural difficulties of the situation. 

The copper situation is now attracting 
The Copper the attention of capitalists the world 
Combine Bogey, over, and the general understanding is 
that the output is still considerably be- 
low the demand, which is growing all the time. In view 
of this state of affairs the combination " bogey " lately on 
exhibition seems a senseless parade, like the majority of 
latter-day creations of the sensation monger. A financial 
exchange, in commenting upon the alleged Anglo-American 
copper combination, says it is just as well to receive such 
reports with reserve. "The name of the Standard Oil 
Company," it goes on to say, "is, of course, one to con- 
jure with, but in this case there is some reason to doubt 
that its use is justified. If half of what the bulls say of 
the copper situation is true, there is no necessity for any 
combination, and prices will continue to climb on their 
merits. On the other hand, if a combination is necessary 
to ensure a contiuued advance in prices, the situation has 
been very much misrepresented." 

TWO prominent mining men of Great Britain, known 
the world over, have been remembered in the recent 
distribution of New Year honors. Professor Roberts- 
Austen, who filled the chair of Metallurgy at the Royal 
School of Mines, and is an author of several classical tech- 
nical works, has been made a K. C. B. Mr. Francis Tress 
Barry, chairman of the great Mason & Barry mines, was 
created a baronet at the same time. 



Januaiy 28, 1899. 



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IT is more than likely that a case where rash confidence 
led to discovery may result in a broken engagement. 
A club man who to a charming girl was foolish 

enough to yield to the entreaties of a female friend and 
take her to dinner at a fashionable cafe, sending word to 
his lady-love (with whom he had an engagement 1 that an 
unexpected rush of work would keep him busy till too late. 
Now it so happened that the young lady herself is of a 
turn, and had long been listening to the tempter in 
the form of a whisper of what lots of "fun" a visit to the 
theatre would be if taken on the sly (forbidden fruit is 
ever the sweetest, we are told), and a cozy diner a deux 
before ths play, instead of the usual supper afterward 
when everyone was around, being the climax. Here was 
the opportunity, and the telephone speedily had every- 
thing satisfactorily arranged. The funny part of the 
story is that both couples chose the same cafc ; for the 
dinner, and that in looking into one of the mirrors which 
form so beautiful a decoration of the restaurant, the re- 
creant young man beheld his own fiancfe seated at a table 
in line of vision and evidently enjoying herself hugely, 
quite as much, in fact, as he had been doing. Luckily for 
him the recognition was not mutual; so hurriedly whisper- 
ing to his companion, they left the cafe and sought refuge 
and dinner elsewhere; and to this day he has not dared to 
speak of his discovery lest by chance Miss Blank saw him 
and holds her trump well in hand. 

* * # 

Joy reigns among the gilded youth of our city. The 
boys are jubilant, the real boys, bien entendu, not the old 
scapegraces running up to three score and ten who re- 
joice in that term from the usage of the day, but the gen- 
uine article, and all because the beauty, belle, and heir- 
ess, Miss Virginia Fair, has elected to wed the youthful 
W. K. Vanderbilt Jr., a young man not quite so old as 
herself. We may now reasonably expect to hear of many 
such matches in our own beau monde, the stock of the 
Martin boys will advance even degrees higher than at 
present rated, and girls of experience and several sea- 
sons will not be ashamed to receive the homage of young- 
sters'. 

* * # 

Gossip is very busy with mating couples at present. 
Possibly Miss Kip's wedding made "the young men's fancy 
lightly turn to thoughts of love," but rumor flying about 
here and there declares one of the family of brothers is to 
wed one of two sisters, the match being a pet desire of the 
girl's cousin (already married into the family of the young 
man). Still another cancan goes that one of the two 
debutante sisters — prospective heiresses to millions — is 
wooed by the elegant beau who bears an Apostle's name. 
This would indeed be an ideal marriage, blending, as it 
would, all the requisite elements of birth, breeding, wealth, 
beauty and youth most delightfully together. 

* * * 

The term "tea fight," which used to be the slang as ap- 
plied to a tea party, would seem to have become adapted 
to the fashionable dinners of the day. For surely when 
one young "blood" hurls a decanter at another's eye 
across a dinner table, it may truly be called a dinner fight. 

* # # 

Indeed, decanter throwing is evidently a favorite pas- 
time at fashionable functions, for if we mistake not this 
was the method taken by a certain German Baron not 
long since to evince his disapproval of matters and things 

at a cotillion supper table. 

* * * 

Fairfax Villa has lost none of its attractions these cold 
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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



January 28, 1899 



ON THE CIUDAD ROAD. 



^ WHITE swirl of dust on the Ciudad road, where the 
heavy stretch of sand at the junction of the rivers 
yields once more to upland alkali, only to have the trail 
swallowed bodily by massive jaws of volcanic quartz, from 
which it escapes, at last, to creep and cling above the 
swollen torrent, to snake interminably among the broken 
ridges, till of a sudden it strikes downward, with swift, 
forked fury, to La Manana, the Silver King, and La Buena 
Esperanza: the regular stage from La Ciudad to the 
mines was plowing and plunging toward the foothills, while 
swarthy Francisco cracked bis whip over his four little 
scudding mules, and swore picturesquely in Spanish, think- 
ing of the weary climb to come, and the early night to fall, 
before he got back to his 'dobe cabin by the zavja, his 
evening smoke, and Rosa Maria. 

Francisco Maes' bunch of cigaritos lay unheeded in an 
arroyo above the town; for discovery of this unwarranted 
absence, Francisco's profane vocabulary had been put to 
its utmost test, his team had been urged through the sand 
with their bellies stretched to the ground, and his passen- 
gers choked and sneezed, congratulating themselves that 
this worst portion of the journey was being accomplished 
at a rate unheard of in the annals of La Ciudad; but if 
Francisco had not lost his cigaritos, Belle Barrow might 
have lived at the Buena Esperanza settlement to this 
day. 

She sat straight upon the jolting seat beside her hus- 
band; her hair was powdered with grime, her dark cloth 
jacket thickly gray; her ready conversation was reduced to 
gasping ejaculations; but her eyes sparkled behind her vail, 
her spirit was unquenchable. Ferd had always declared she 
was not fit for roughing it; on one pretext or another he 
had kept her in San Francisco for the whole three years 
of her married life; even on the dock, with her foot upon 
the gangplank, he bade her: "Think twice, little girl! Old 
Mexico's no place for white women." He should see. 

There was a general drawing of breath on the rise; the 
mules settled themselves to a dogged jog, merely shaking 
their ears when the blacksnake whirled over their heads; 
and Belle's tongue broke loose, rippling into a cascade of 
rhapsodies and fancies. 

"That driver is a brigand, Ferd, luring us to his moun- 
tain den; round this turn — no, it's the next one, up the 
river! — his companions will pounce with drawn revolvers. 
The very hills are savage; I never saw anything like this, 
never in my life I " 

Ferd leaned back lazily, answering in monosyllables. 
The country was not new to him — he had superintended 
the Buena Esperanza ever since Collier bought it; and he 
had made it pay, too, — the first man who ever had. 

A terrible squeaking and screeching cut short another 
sample of girlish gush; the mules strained in their collars 
and stopped. "B-r-r-r ! Hot box!" 

" Barrow got down and did some swearing in English, 
which the mules did not understand; then he came to the 
door again, inviting all hands out. 

"The d 1 had him when he came through the sand so 

fast. Got to stop and grease, and send to Morale's for 
grease: d n the nuisance!" 

His wife's face took one of those swift color changes 
that lent her beauty appealing childhood — then she 
laughed. There might be hundreds of Morales in Mexico. 

Morale and Ferdinand had never been friendly. The 
Senor was Capitan del Guarda Civile; bis power was auto- 
cratic, his word was gospel in his district. He had used 
his authority to annoy the Superintendent in a hundred 
petty particulars. 

Ferd set his jaw and fought his way through every diffi- 
culty. Nobody ever heard from him their cause of differ- 
ence; but it leaked out finally that the grandee's sister had 
been fairly sweet on him at the beginning of his Mexican 
career, and though to him the acquaintance had been only 
an episode in the courtship of her who was now Belle Bar- 
row, the young Senorita Morale had afterward bidden 
her love-lorn head in the convent of Santa Ynez; the Senor 
brother maintained enmity toward the man who had dared 
to put a slight upon his family pride. 

Maes must have prated unduly of his freight that day; 



when he came jogging down the trail on one half-harnessed 
leader, leisurely swinging his can of borrowed axle grease, 
the tall form of Captain Morale, astride his magnificent 
Arabian, loomed behind. 

The four stragglers on the rocky way drew together and 
waited; Mrs. Barrow stood beside her husband. "Why, 
Ferd," she said, " I met that man two years ago in San 
Francisco. He never said you knew him." 

Griswold looked at Norton and Norton looked at Ferd. 
Ferd glanced down at her disapprovingly. In his own dis- 
trict Santiago Morale was not held good company for un- 
protected females. 

The two men met with courteous coldness; el Capitan 
recognized the lady with charmed civility. Her cheeks 
were very red, probably from walking; the loose ends of 
her hair curled damply against her forehead. In spite of 
dirt and dishevelment, she never looked more childishly 
pretty; but her greeting was crisply dignified, and Ferd 
breathed more easily. When he got her to the new home 
at the mine he would have to explain a good many pecul- 
iarities about this life in a foreign land. 

Since he took charge of the Buena Esperanza, Ferdinand 
Barrow had never entered the Seiior Morale's doors; be 
had never even seen the courtyard of his hacienda on the 
Ciudad road. Under ordinary circumstances he would 
hardly have received an invitation thither; certainly he 
would not have taken his wife there, for the Captain kept 
bachelor's hall; but he had been six months in the States, 
and there had been changes in the Republic of Mexico. 

Then Morale sprang down beside them, speaking to him 
semi-confidentially in English. 

" I wait lorg that you come, Senor! Excelencio el 
Presidente make to force the new law of mining. You 

should know " He broke in shortly and sharply in the 

Spanish tongue, and when the two relapsed again to her 
comprehension, it was Belle, not be, who hesitated over 
the unlooked-for invitation. 

"You do honor to my poor house, Senor, for this night? 
No? The papers officiales be there at your disposals. We 
may discuss with leisure the changes necesarios. I kiss 
your feet, Senora! Pardon this interruption of your jour- 
ney. There be businesses importantes to el Senor and 
your servant." 

"I am sorry, dear," Ferd explained impatiently. "But 
those Government fellows have made a lot of new regula- 
tions that mean trouble; I've got to get them clear in my 
head right away. Guess I stayed in San Francisco too 
long! You want to get home? But we'll go on early in 
the morning." 

Standing before Santiago Morale's cam above the Ciudad 
road, Belle Barrow laid her hand upon her husband's arm 
and gazed longingly after Francisco's rattling conveyance. 
She felt soiled and sorry, shivering in the mountain air. 

"It looks like a robber's castle, with its high blank 
walls," she whispered timorously. 

Ferd laughed. "You forget that Senor Morale is our 
district Chief of Police," but his lips curled in the suspicion 
of a sneer. Mexican law is variously administered near 
the frontier. 

He sneered again over the legal documents his host 
spread upon the dining table, when Belle had gone away 
alone to the great lighted sala. "Do these officials think 
it to their country's interest to cinch American capital?" 
he queried disgustedly. "You understand my position, 
Seiior Morale? I shall comply with these new demands, of 
course, but When did these go into effect?" 

El Capitan's wolfish expression prompted the sudden 
question. The Superintendent's sneer disappeared. 

"You're an infernal scoundrel," he said, deliberately. 
"Is treachery the part of a Spanish gentleman?" 

Morale's face reddened; the paper in his fingers crum- 
pled convulsively. "No more than that of the gentle- 
man Americano, Senor Barrow," he answered haughtily. 
" I held the warrant — it was at my option when and where 
to serve it." 

Ferd got on his feet. "My wife is not included in this 
arrest, Senor. I must escort her to La Buena Esperanza 
— under what guard you choose." 

" You forget yourself, Senor Superintendent! I cannot 
permit my prisoner tbe liberty." 

Ferd's eyes blazed. His impulse was to drop his inso- 



January 28, 1899. 



1 NEWS LKTTER. 



you talk Ameri 



lent captor where be stood, but, though he had run bis 

bead into the noose, he controlled himself too well to tighten 

lie gripped the taole edge, thinking rapid 

101 so tired of waiting! Whv don't vou tal 

can? Why, Ferd, what's the matt' 

Be went over and took her two little hands into his; even 
in his excitement he remembered not to frighten her. 
told you I stayed too long in the States, little woman. 
These put their new rules to work; and because 

I wasn't here to comply with them, they had a warrant 
waiting for me. I guess I'll have to play prisoner till we 
get the mess untangled. Don't cry, there's a good girl. 
Juan 'II be down in the morning for you, and you can have 
the house aired and ready for me." 

But Belle Barrow was not crying; her eyes were on San- 
tiago Morale, dilated and awestruck. 

He bowed, with scarcely a trace of triumph, laying bis 
hand over his heart. 

"I am desolate to grieve you, dear Sefiora; but the law 
is the master! Jean is but peon: I be myself escort to the 
new home." 

Belle gasped. This man meant more than keeping 
Ferd from his associates at the mine. 

He went on hastily, covering her confusion: "To-night 
both are my guests. We put off disagreeables! No? 
Come, Sefior, Senora! We be merry! Play! Is it not so?" 

The young wife seated herself at the card table in a 
daze; she had looked for adventure — it engulfed her. Ferd 
was in no position to protest. He bit his lips and thought 
on, black-browed, to no present purpose. 

Morcle alone was merry, witty, full of anecdote. He 
won steadily; his opponents staked mechanically. 

"You play not so well, Seiiora! In San Francisco. I re- 
member, you are shar-r-p. I lose -all!" His gesture 
swept from bead to feet. "You are tire? You not like 
the play?" 

The brave color surged hot into Belle's cheeks; she 
laughed aloud. "No, no! I wiil play better. Wake up, 
Ferd, let's get it all back I" 

The Mexican showed his white teeth. "It goes better 
so. We play some more." 

But Ferd's jaw set angrily. How frivolous she was! 
She cared for the little silver, when three years' work was 
at stake. She laughed with the man who meant his ruin. 
Bah! she couldn't know. 

She won intermittently, then steadily. The silver pieces 
came again to her pile. The rosy wave invaded her neck, 
her forehead. Ferd felt a vicarious shame for her excite- 
ment. 

"It is late, Senor Morale," he said. "My wife needs 
rest. Excuse us another game." . 

But she tossed up head, daring him saucily: "No, Ferdl 
He taunted me. I must win from him. This," with a 
mocking movement, "is but mine own. Come, Senor 
Morale ! I offer you a new stake: If I shall win this game 
you set Ferd free to take me home; if you win, I will go 
with you." 

Ferd sank into his seat, watching his private enemy deal 
with a sense of suffocation; he felt himself gropiDg for the 
meaning of a dream. 

Santiago's eyes glittered, his bands actually trembled; 
elated by her implied concession, too true a sport to re- 
fuse the stake, he quivered at his affair's fresh uncer- 
tainty. 

Belle Barrow played to win. She sat a carved and 
painted ivory, unbreathing. Her lips were a scarlet 
thread. 

A trick to her; a trick to him; a trick to Ferd, again 
and again, with persistent impartiality. Two more to him; 
her pinkness faded in the candle light. A trick to Ferd. 
Intoxicated with coming triumph, the man played once 
more; but be started to his feet with a curse. The Super- 
intendent's wife swayed limply forward, and as Ferd 
caught her, he took the four trick cards from her nerve- 
less fingers, gravely spreading them face up on the board. 

"Sefior Barrow, I congratulate you!" Morale said, in 
his native tongue. "A woman who cannot be won away 
by passion or by chance, is a woman of gold." 

Ferd read his riddle, reverently putting his lips to the 
forehead of the unconscious girl; but when the jolting of 
the Senor's carriage on the Ciudad road, waked her from 
that obstinate faint, she cowered in his arms like a little 



child, begging piteously. "Send me back to San Fran- 

Tbi ndentof the Bucfla Esperaiua was re- 

arrested the next day; he made that an excuse to ship 
her home; and it was a long, long time before any of Belle 
1 i.ir row's friends found out why she had altogether given 
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a Yankee From Mr. Opie Read's latest novel "A Yankee 
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ing one, nor is there anything very thrilling in its develop- 
ment, the greater part of it being condensed into the con- 
cluding chapter. There are well done descriptive bits and 
many passages that scintillate with ready wit and epi- 
grammatic crispness, but the book is marred by an over 
abundance of slang, and a grouping together of people 
who, with two or three exceptions, are as uninteresting 
as they are ordinary. Some of the character drawing is 
admirably done, notably that of Mrs. Stuvic, the widow, 
who keeps summer boarders, and works tirelessly to make 
a living. Shrewd, sharp, hard and independent, to her 
there was no merit that did not know action, and thought 
that did not lead to action was a waste of the mind, whilst 
a book, according to her manner of thinking, was but a 
record of laziness. An implacable enemy, she possessed 
under her rough exterior, a kind heart, and could be a 
firm friend. This portrait is painted with life-like sincer- 
ity, and is a type often encountered in that region of the 
West, with which Hamlin Garland has done so much to 
familiarize us. Professor Dolihide, who from holding a 
chair of English Literature in a Kansas college is reduced 
to accepting a position as bookkeeper in a planing-mill, is 
another character that is very real and very pathetic. 
He is always full of hope that "everything will come out 
all right," a hope which his wife and daughter do not 
share. "A woman has a contempt for the hope of a man" 
he says. "She is a materialist; she wants immediate re- 
sults, and all that keeps her from being a gambler is the 
fear of losing," he adds. And again he confides to a friend 
his belief that "Adam enjoyed his greatest freedom before 
the appearance of Eve." Nevertheless, for the sake of 
the scolding wife, of the daughter who has only pity for 
her father's failure, he carries for many years a life insur- 
ance which is a galling burden, shifted from shoulder to 
shoulder. At last comes a day when he is unable to meet 
his obligations, and for the sake of those he loves, he sacri- 
fices himself, and his body is taken from the lake. To his 
widow and daughter is paid ten thousand dollars, the 
amount of the policy. The hero of the story, at his father's 
death leaves Yale, goes out to the Dakotas, becomes a 
cowboy, a desperado, a thief, and is nick-named Hell-in- 
the-Mud. A newspaper from Connecticut with a prayer 
in it — the last words of an old woman — bring him to a real- 
izing sense of his iniquities and he resolves to pay back a 
sum of money he has stolen. He rents asmall farm "where 
the green billows of Wisconsin gently break into Illinois," 
and here he works early and late for enough to clear his 
conscience. None know his history and he is a subject of 
curiosity to the people of the neighborhood. A Norwegian 
girl comes to spend the summer in the vicinity. This 
r 'flower from the wild and long-neglected garden of the 
Vikings" falls in love with the mysterious Yankee from 
the West, and he resolves to marry her, once his self-im- 
posed task accomplished. In two years time he earns 
sufficient to go to the man he had robbed five years before, 
and repays the stolen money with five per cent interest 
added. The man, a railway monarch of the West, re- 
minds him that although he is satisfied, the law will have 
to be satisfied as well. The hero begs to have an hour or 
two for himself and gives his word of honor that he will re- 
turn at a certain time. This he does, accompanied by 
Gunhild, who upon hearing his story, has married him 
forthwith and is ready to accompany him to the peniten- 
tiary. When at the appointed hour they stand before the 
railway magnate he is so astonished to see the man again 
that he claps bim on the shoulder and says: "My dear 
sir, all my life I have been looking for an honest man, and 
now I have found him. Penitentiary I Why you are worth 



five thousand dollars a year to me.'' And turning to the 
bride with a smile, and handing her a roll of bank notes, 
he says: "A marriage dower from a hard-working man. 
Keep it in the name of honesty; and, my dear, you and 
your honorable husband shall eat your wedding supper 
with me." 

Mr. Read has a vivid imagination, a true appreciation 
of the beautiful, and rare descriptive powers, his style is 
picturesque and often virile, but of the technique of novel 
writing he has still something to learn. 

A Yankee From Tbe West, by Opie Read. Rand, MoNally & Co., Pub- 
Ushers, New York ana Chicago. 

Dream Days. Though our lips may not frame the words, 

" Backward, turn backward, oh, years in your flight, 
Make me a child again, just for to-night." 

still in our heart of heart there rises ever and anon the 
old longing for "the days that are no more," those happy 
days of childhood, which, though only seen through the 
mists of time, have lost for us none of their entrancing 
glamour. Mr. Kenneth Grahame in "Dream Days" has 
given us a half dozen or more short stories which show a 
wonderful appreciation and comprehension of child nature. 
A delicious blending of humor, pathos, and poetry, this 
volume is written on the same lines as "The Golden Age," 
and has all its grace of diction and charm of style. The 
book takes one back to experiences so real, to thoughts so 
personal, that one seems indeed to be living over again 
"the days that are no more," and the years, in very truth, 
seem to have turned backward. Each and every sketch 
is a delight to read, and where there is so much to praise, 
it is difficult to single out any one chapter for especial 
mention. "The Magic Ring," a boy's fascinating account 
of his first visit to a circus, will undoubtedly appeal to 
many men — children of an older growth. " I found my- 
self," he says, "scarce conscious of intermediate steps, 
seated actually in the circus at last, and took in the first 
sniff of that intoxicating circus smell that will stay by me 
while this clay endures. A thud of unseen hoofs first set 
us a-quiver; then a crash of cymbals, a jangle of bells, a 
hoarse applauding roar, and Coralie was in the midst of 
us, whirling past 'twixt earth and sky, now erect, flushed, 
radiant, now crouched to the flowing mane, swung and 
tossed and moulded by the maddening dance-music of the 
band. The mighty whip of the count in the frock-coat 
marked time with pistol-shots; his war-cry, whooping clear 
above the music, fired the blood with a passion for splendid 
deeds, as Coralie, laughing, exultant, crashed through 
paper hoops. We gripped tbe red cloth in front of us, 
and our souls sped round and round with Coralie, leaping 
with her, prone with her, swung by mane or tail with her. 
* * * Summers sicken, flowers fade and die, all beauty but 
rides round the ring and out at the portal; even so Coralie 
passed in her turn, poised sideways, panting on her steed; 
lightly swayed as a tulip-bloom, bowing on this side and 
on that as she disappeared; and with her went my heart 
and my soul, and all the light and the glory and the en- 
trancement of the scene." 

Songs from Mr. Herbert Bashford has gathered to- 
Puget Sea. gether and published in a little volume en- 
titled "Songs from Puget Sea," a goodly 
number of poems, sonnets, and quatrains, which have been 
written by him at various times, and many of which have 
appeared before in weekly and monthly publications. Mr. 
Bashford's writings show a keen appreciation of the beau- 
tiful in nature, and abound in rare imagery, musically 
voiced. Out-door life, the sea, the mountains, the forests, 
evidently possess for him an irresistible charm, nor does 
he seek in vain for inspiration for his muse in the varied 
scenery of the Northwest. There is a simple strength in 
many of the poems, and well-sustained merit in some of the 
sonnets. The quatrain called "Sunset," which serves as 
firm to the book, will give some idea of Mr. Bashford's 
word-painting: 

" Like some huge bird that sinks to rest 

The sun goes down— a weary thing— 
And o'er the water's placid breast 

It lays a scarlet, outstretched wing. 

"Songs from Puget Sea " by Herbert Bashford. The Whittaker & Ray 
Co., Publishers, San Franoisco. 



January 18. 1899. 



■ NEWS l.i:i 



«3 



Hi»to»ic«i Mr. Cbarlea Mirris. well known .is thr 
T»l»a. author of 
ami 

ily in 
• 1 added to ii 1 
.ublished, a ninth which deals with the 
eventful incidents which form the pith of the 
Spain. There are here (Fathered together thin 
stirring events in the annals of the country whose pride 
the United States has so effectually humbled. The book 
opens with the story if "Good King Wamba," when 
Gothic Spain had reached its golden age, and very fitly 
closes with the two memorable defeats of 1898, those of 
Manila and Santiago, when the United States rose 
world-wide prominence upon the ruin of the colonial em- 
pire of Spain. Ruy Diaz, the Cid Campeador, Bernardo 
del Carpio and others who have long been favorites in 
popular lore, and commemorated in song and story, have 
chapters devoted to their exploits. The Invincible 
Armada, and the great batt!e at Lepanta, Spain's great- 
est victory at sea. are well described, and the chapter on 
"The Causes of Spain's Decadence" is, for obvious rea- 
sons, especially interesting at the present time. 

Historical Tales, by Charles Morris J B Lipplocott Company, Pub- 
llahers. Philadelphia 

Greater America. Those who desire everyday informa- 
tion about the Philippines, Cuba and 
Porto Rico, without taking time or trouble to read about 
them, will doubtless find just what they are seeking in 
"Greater America," the first number of "Neely's Educa- 
tional Library." It is a series of views, some hundred 
and fifty or more, dealing with our newly acquired terri- 
tories. Those of Cuba and the Military Camps are from a 
collection secured by the novelist and war correspondent 
Gilson Willets, who was sent to Cuba, by F. Tennyson 
Neely. Those from Dewey Islands — as Mr. Neely calls 
our new possessions in the East — are reproductions from 
photographs procured by Miss Margherita Arlina Hamm, 
author of the popular books, "Manila and the Philippines," 
"Porto Rico," etc. A portrait of Miss Clara Barton, 
head of the Red Cross Society, as well as those of several 
of the Generals and heroes of the late war add to the 
interest of the little book. 

Neely'a Educational Library No. I. "Greater America." F. Tennyson 
Neely, Publishers, New York and London. 

"The Twenty-first of October" tells how Selina in a wild 
delirium of hero-worship, lights a bonfire in honor of Nel- 
son and grieves that no one seems to know, nor to care, 
nor to sympathize with her in her desire to do something to 
celebrate Trafalgar Day. " In all the ecstasy of her 
burnt offering and sacrifice, Selina stood aloue. And yet 
— not quite alone! For as the fire was roaring at its best, 
certain stars stepped delicately forth on the surface of the 
immensity above, and peered down doubtfully — with won- 
der at first, then with interest, then with recognition, with 
a start of glad surprise. They at least knew all about it, 
they understood." 

We could multiply the quotations ad infinitum, so many 
beautiful lines do we find here, there, and everywhere. 
Enough has been said, however, to show of what " stuff " 
these "Dream Days" are made. 

"Dream Days," by Kenneth Grahame. John Lane, Publisher. New York 
and London. For sale by William Doxey, at the Sign of the Lark, 

SVERY handsome lithograph from the painting, the 
"Nursery," by Alice Stephens, has been issued by 
Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati. It is very artis- 
tic and really a beautiful reproduction — as, indeed, is 
everything that is sent out by the Ivory Soap people. 
Any one sending ten Ivory Soap wrappers to the printers 
will receive a copy of the lithograph, 14x17 inches, and 
suitable for framing. 

In getting your carpets freshened and cleaned for the spring- 
now that good weather is here — remember that the Pioneer Steam 
carpet beating machines of J. Spaulding & Co., 353 Tehama street, 
give perfect satisfaction. Cleans them without injury. All work 
done promptly and at reasonable rates. 

One makes no mistakes in buying art to go to Kennedy's, 19 and 
21 Post street. Fine paintings are to be seen in the gallery. Ail 
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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



January 28, 1899. 



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ADIOS, ESPANAI 



IT was in the captain-general's 
palace on the Plaza de Armas of 
Havana, and the hour was noon. 
Outside, the cannons of the American 
warships in the harbor were booming 
forth their twenty-one fold salute to 
the descending standard of Spain. In 
the plaza bugles blew and American 
soldiers presented arms, while an 
American band played the Spanish 
national hymn. Within the palace, 
in the throne-room where the Prin- 
cess Eulalia last occupied the seat of 
royalty, General Castellanos, the 
Spanish captain-general, bowed and 
thus transferred the shadow of 
sovereignty with which he was in- 
trusted to the president of the Span- 
ish Commission of Evacuation. This 
gentleman passed the shadow on to 
General Wade, chief of the American 
Commission of Occupation. As he 
did so General Castellanos said: 

"Gentlemen — In accordance with 
the tewus of the treaty of Paris, the 
arrangements of this commission, and 
by the order of my King, I surrender 
to you the sovereignty of Cuba, in 
order that you may exercise it from 
this time forth." 
General Wade bowed and handed 

the ohaUuw uu to General Brooke, the newly appointed governor of Cuba. He 

bowed, and said in turn: 

" In the name of the United States and our President, I accept the sover- 
eignty of Cuba. To you, General Castellanos, and to the gallant gentlemen 

with you, I wish a safe return to your country and prosperity." 
The words had scarcely been spoken when the Spanish guns on old Cabanas 

Castle roared forth their salute to the Stars and Stripes rising over the Morro, 

Cabanas Castle, the Palace, Arsenal, and the Presidio. High up in the air a 

Cuban flag unfurled itself from a kite soaring aloft over the ancient cathedral. 

At the same time the last few companions of the Spanish garrison marched 

out of the palace, past the American soldiers drawn up in line, while our band 

dropped the foreign tune and joyfully struck up the "Star-Spangled Banner." 

On the roof of the palace the American officers who had raised the flag stood 

with heads uncovered. 
In the meanwhile General Castellanos has made his last bow and retired. 

Downstairs, when he met his officers 

and soldiers, so they told me, he said 

with tears in his eyes: "Comrades, I 

have fought many battles and bear 

many a wound, but never, until to-day, 

did valor leave me. Adiosl" 

"Viva Espana!" shouted his men 

as their general mounted his horse, 

and escorted by General Chaffee, rode 

out into the plaza and past the 

American troops presenting their 

arms in token of esteem. At the 

corner of the street leading down to 

the military wharf a small red-and- 

yellow flag leaped from a window 

overhead and the shrill voice of a 

woman was heard crying: "Viva Es- 
pana!" Turning in his saddle the old 

general glanced up at the fluttering 

flag, then he drew his gauntlet across 

his eyes and spurred his horse on to 

where the launch lay awaiting him 

that was to take him aboard the last 

Spanish man-of-war remaining in 

Havana. — Collier's Weekly. 



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Mi: GEORGE C BOLT is the proprietor and lessee 
i V of the world-famous Waldorf-Astoria hotel, and he 
entertains, at pood round prices, the elite of the traveling 
public, lords and princesses, and whoever of proper ex- 
terior balh the wherewithal to foot the bill. He first 
leased the Waldorf, and making monev hand over ti.-t. in 
duced the Astors to erect the Astoria as an annex, and 
annexed that. He agreed with the Astors. in au un- 
guarded moment, to pay all the taxes levied on the prop- 
erties. Last year they were jointly a^srsspd at 13,600,000. 
This year the valuation was raised to $5,500,000, on which 
he will pay at the rate of $2.64, and Mr. Bolt, seeing ruin 
stare him in the face, loudly hurls bis anathemas at the 
"robbers" of the Tax Board. Mr. Bolt will learn by ex- 
perience not to covenant to pay the taxes on the property 
he leases so far in advance. Taxes are an uncertain 
quantity. Mr. Bolt will probably be able to meet the in- 
creased rate by a slight advance on his rates or by re- 
ducing the portions of his menu. 

* # * 

This is the way Henry Guy Carleton, the Californian 
dramatist, wrote to his bride-to-be, Olive May, in Jan- 
uary, 1894: "You are the one thing holy in life — the first 
to teach me the unutterable sweetness of love — the first to 
whom my soul gave its absolute self — the first who drew 
from my nature its entire strength, its perfect adoration. 
I love you — love you." (Yum! yum!) And in less than 
three very short years — before her wedding slippers were 
fairly worn out — Mrs. Carieton hied herself off to dear 
Dakota and got the divorce reward of merit because 
Henry Guy had been very, very naughty. And still they 
are quarrelling over his ante-nuptial gifts. 

* * * 

"Joe" Hoadley, son of old "Milo," of street contracting 
fame in San Francisco years ago, seems to have "placed" 
his compressed air interests with a syndicate headed by 
Richard Croker and Joe Leiter of Chicago. "Joe" 
Hoadley has been talking compressed air for years, and 
at one time had so interested the Whitney street railroad 
syndicate that he announced that his power would replace 
horse, cable and trolley. But after spending a fortune in 
experiments, the syndicate concluded that compressed 
air couldn't fill the bill. Now "Joe" declares that if it 
won't run street cars it will work trucks and supersede 
the horse for hauling freights, and "auto-truck" stock is 
booming. Joe ought to make big money — if he knows 
when to unload his trucks. 

* * * 

Mr. Keene's predicted big bull market, based upon the 
country's healthy financial condition, has come to pass, 
and Wall street in consequence has been booming prices 
for all classes of railroad securities. As a barometer of 
the situation, seats in the Stock Exchange are selling at 
about $38,000 each, the highest price recorded in the his- 
tory of that institution, which recalls the $43,000 paid for 
membership in the San Francisco Stock Exchange in the 
halcyon days of mining stock excitement, when Mr. 
Keene was one of its leading managers and generals. 
Mr. Keene and his following have made fortunes on the 
rise, and the end is not yet, says that experienced finan- 
cier. The veteran operator is represented in the Stock 
Exchange by his son-in-law, Mr. Talbot J. Taylor. 

* * * 

A telegram from New York, printed in the San Fran- 
cisco papers, announces the arrival of "Marie Barnard, 
the American prima donna, daughter of the late Judge 
Edward M. Barnard, of the California Supreme Court." 
A number of Californians in New York are wondering 
when "Judge Barnard" was on the Supreme bench of 
their State. 



• NcihiTtnlo hu mule 1 ■' la i n 

'anqurrny, and Walloon's is nightly 
crowded with enthuslasli ler next pn 

will bo that of <'<imillr, produced with the costumes 

and surroundings of tin- day in which that ilnmsol nnmlt 

first appeared many years ago. Matilda Heron won her 

1 alifornlan triumphs In Camille. costumed all about 

with crinoline, and Miss Nethersole will appear like« 

• • • 

The honor of writing the first real, simon-pure American 
novel of life in Manila must be credited to California's own 
Archibald Clavering Gunter. Seated in his Fifty-second 
street den, Archie has devoured all the news from the 
Philippines, and from his prolific brain evolved an adden- 
dum to his works. One of last Sunday's journals repro- 
duced a chapter from this latest evolution, and that 
should satisfy the average reader. A small sample of this 
novel should go a great way. 

* * * 

Mrs. Louis T. Haggin, of 567 Fifth avenue, and Mrs. 
Edward L. Goodsell, of the Martinique, were "at home" 
last week and received large numbers of their friends, 
among whom were several resident and passing Cali- 
fornians. 

» # * 

W. G. Petersen of Santa Rosa abides at the Gilsey; 
Senator John P. Jones is rusticating at the Hoffman 
briefly; Mrs. A. Martin tarries at the Normandie; H. D. 
Scribner adorns a sky-parlor at the Holland; Mr. and 
Mrs. Charies Altschul and their family overlook the Park 
from the Plaza; George H. Davis likes the Imperial; 
Galusha A. Grow of San Diego (the land of Grant) and his 
wife are at the Fifth Avenue; Mr. and Mrs. William Ker- 
nan are at the Savoy. 

New York, January 2.V, 1899. Entre Nous. 



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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



January 28, 1899. 



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FROM THE PAST. 

" TT'S very interesting," said Baboo 
1 Chunder, as he watched his friend 
Baboo Curtsejee's experiments. "I 
was always interested in poisons. 
One minute portion entering the blood 
is enough, you say — a pin's point of it 
in a scratch, eh! yes — then give me 
one drop, and I will experiment on a 

dog." 

* * * * 

Mr. Gellatly, of Brixton, was a man 
of fifty, intensely respectable, married 
aod with one young child. His early 
life had been passed in India, and 
there he had learned to despise the 
colored man. 

He was annoyed when a young 
Indian medical student called to see 
him, and at first was inclined to 
order him away, but knowing the 
pertinacity of the native he deter- 
mined to see the man, and to let him 
understand clearly that, educated or 
not, the native was not fit to tie his 
white conqueror's shoe string. 

"What is it you want ? " he asked, 
as he went into the drawing-room 
where the young man was. 

"I have an introduction to you, 
from Mr. Ingram of Bombay," and 
the young Indian bowed, and smiled 
his white teeth bare. 

" So I see," said Mr. Gellatly, looking at the card, "and I am at a loss to 
understand it. I have no desire to renew my acquaintance with India in any 
form — or with its natives," he added, staring contemptuously at tbe yellow 
face which, bloiched and unhealthy, confronted him. 
" My father is English," said the Baboo Chuuder. 
" All the worse. I never knew a Eurasian worth his salt yet." 
" My father deserted me, and my mother's people were rich; they found him 
for me." 
Gellatly looked scowlingly at the young man's face. 
"Well," he said. 

"My father's name was George 
Gellatly. I am about to adopt it, if 
you have no objection?" and Baboo 
Chunder bovved and smiled, still with 
a horrid amiability. 

The Englishman's face grew more 
angry. 

"Have you the impertinence to 
claim me as your father, you yellow- 
faced hound?'' he roared, and still 
smiling the young man flinched and 
fell back. 

"That is so," he said, with the 
curious distinctness of the Indian's 
clipped tones. 

" Where is your proof?" asked the 
merchant, controlling himself some- 
what. 

" I have some papers you left with 
my mother — nothing in themselves — 
and my grandmother will bear wit- 
ness," he began, when Gellatly waved 
him off. 

"That will do," he cried; "I thought 
it was some faked-up affair. Look 
here, young man, you have no proof 
that I am your father, and if ever I 
hear that you have claimed me as 
such I'll break every bone in your 
body. I haven't forgotten how to 
keep you niggers in order — so remem- 
ber!" 

"All right, then, you're not my 
father. I say so," said the Baboo, 
"we shake hands on that," and he 
put out his long, thin, yellow right 
hand, an I, on the spur of the moment, 
urged by his easy victory over the 




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ly, and with ai 

" I dare say 1 .ollatlv 

after thp Ilaboo bail they're all m much alike-. 

And thoujjh it was nothing but what c* 
still I don't want that old life remembered" Thin 
half < ■ die thai such a 

brute. But how mv hard throbs' Why, It's '•welling! 
Some native trick? (^ad. I'll sec .1 doctor .it once"' 
• • « • • 

"T tried that experiment 011 the dog.' said ilaboo 
Chunder to his fellow Baboo that night. ''He— it died in 
two hours." — Plck-Me-Up. 

OBITUARY. 

LAST Tuesday I. N. Choynski, a pioneer of the State, 
and a long resident of the city, passed away at his 
home, 1209 Golden Gate avenue, after a protracted illness. 
Deceased came here in the early fifties, and for years has 
been prominent in the social, business and political circles 
of the community. Under Lincoln's administration he 
was Collector of Customs at this port: he was one of the 
founders of the Stock Exchange, and made a fortune in 
mining. Mr. Choynski was a member of many societies, 
and was a master Mason. He '.eft a widow, four sons and 
a daughter. His death was caused by cancer of the 
heart, and he was 63 years old when he passed away. 

The death of ex-Governor Rom- 
Ex-Governor Pacheco. ualdo Pacheco, which occurred in 

Oakland January '24th, removes 
from the stage of life one of California's noted and pictur- 
esque personalities. The ex-Governor's death was unex- 
pected, for. although he had been ailing for some time, his 
illness was not regarded as serious. Widespread regret 
followed the announcement of his demise. Of late years 
he had not been much before the public; but in his earlier 
life he served the State faithfully in many important 
positions. Romualdo Pacheco was born in 1831 at Santa 
Barbara. At the age of 25 years he entered politics, and 
the following year was elected a State Senator from Santa 
Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties, serving for four 
terms. In 1863 he was elected State Treasurer, and in 
1869 again represeated Santa Barbara and San Luis 
Obispo Counties in the Senate. In 1871 he was elected 
Lieut.-Governor, and upon the resignation of Governor 
Booth filled out his unexpired term. He also served the 
State in the lower house of Congress for two terms, and 
later was Minister to Central America. At the time of 
bis death Mrs. Pacheco and his daughter, Mrs. Wm. 
Tevis, were with him. The funeral took place from St. 
Paul's Episcopal Church last Thursday. 

Mr. Joseph Bastheim, of the firm of 
Joseph Bastheim. Cahn, Nickelsburg & Co., was killed 
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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



January 28, 1898. 



[Matter for publication 10 this 
Department of the News Lettbh 
should be sent to the office not later 
than Thursday preceding the cur- 
rent issue of the weeb.l 



B' 



>UT two weeks remain 
of the ante- Lenten 
season, and if all that has been "talked of" materializes, 
the time will be well filled, but talk and action do not al- 
ways go hand in hand, and it remains to be seen whether 
the season of 1899 will be remembered as one of the "slow- 
est" on record, and the Mardi Gras ball at the Art Insti- 
tute be, after all, the only large affair of the several that 
were hoped for. The Friday Portnightlies came to time 
again last night, and next week the Friday Night Cotillion 
Club dance takes place, and after that — what ? 

The Episcopalians of the city have had a busy week of 
it, the presence of so many high dignitaries of the Church 
brought hither by the consecration of Mr. Moreland en- 
tailing much entertaining in their honor. The Bishop of 
British Columbia was guest of honor at a clerical luncheon 
given by Mr. and Mrs. A. N. Drown on Monday, and there 
have been luncheons and dinners ad lib, given by the 
friends of the visiting clergy here for the annual conven- 
tion. The reception of Bishop and Mrs. Nichols on Wed- 
nesday evening, at which Bishop Moreland received the 
congratulations of those present, was more largely at- 
tended than they usually are; the parlors and halls of the 
Occidental Hotel were crowded with guests; a band of 
music was in attendance, and delicious refreshments were 
served. Oq Thursday "the Bishops and other Clergy " 
were banquetted at the Occidental Hotel. 

The great event was, of course, the consecration of Mr. 
Moreland as Missionary Btshop of Sacramento. St. Luke's 
Church was literally crammed for the ceremonial, in which 
nine bishops took part, including the Bishop of Alaska 
and the Lord Bishop of British Columbia, and tickets for 
even standing room were eagerly sought for during the 
week. The little old church was looking its best, with the 
altar adorned with flowers, myriads of lights, and fine em- 
broidered linen, and the audience comprised so many of 
San Francisco's fashionable folk that the scene was 
strongly reminiscent of a swell wedding, especially when 
the strains of the organ gave notice of the approach of the 
procession. First came all the choristers, then the Divin- 
ity students, and then the clergy, who, as they got up to 
the chancel, divided and lined each side of the aisle, 
through which the Bishops passed, thus strengthening 
the bridal party effect. It was the first ceremonial of 
the kind which has ever taken place on the Pacific Coast. 
Miss Clemmie Kip's was not the only church wedding 
last Thursday, Miss Adelaide Sparrow and G. Burton 
Waterman having been the bride and groom of the cere- 
monial at St. Luke's Church in the evening. The Reverend 
Mr. Moreland performed the ceremony in the presence of 
a large assemblage of friends. The bride looked charm- 
ing in a robe of cream satin trimmed with chiffon; Miss 
Alice Howard, of San Jose, who was maid of honor, wore 
white organdie over pink silk. Following the ceremony 
there was a reception at the home of the bride on Green 
street, where the young couple will reside when they re- 
turn from their honeymoon trip south. 

The weddings of last Thursday did not absorb all the 
gaiety, for in the evening one of the prettiest dinners of 
the season was given by Mrs. W. G. Irwin in compliment 
,to the Misses Grace and Lillian Spreckels, two of the sea- 
son's buds, and after dinner there was dancing. Those 
taking part in the festivity were the Misses Spreckels, 
Harrington, Cadwallader, Ella Morgan, Frances Curry, 
Daisy Van Ness, Bertha and Helen Smith, Minnie Hough- 
ton, Romie Wallace, Charlotte Ellinwood, Gerty Carroll, 
Gus and Will Taylor, Ben Holladay, Harry Holbrook, Sam 
Boardman, Allen Bowie, Lancing Mizner, Fred McNear, 
Reddick Duperu, Nat Wilson, Dr. Herbert Carolan, etc. 



Another of last week's dinners was the one given by 
Mrs. Boardman, whose guests were all young people, the 
Misses Cadwallader, Brigham, Juliet Williams, Helen and 
Bertha Smith, Bessie Bowie, Tberese Morgan, Caro 
Crockett, Julia Tompkins, Mr. and Mrs. Chauncey Board- 
man, and the Messrs. Cadwallader, Thomas Breeze, James 
Follis, Ed Sheldon, Ed Greenway, Sam and Danforth 
Boardman. 

Among the recent dinners of note were those of Miss 
Belle Strasberg, who last Saturday entertained forty 
guests at the residence of her parents on Jackson street; 
and on Monday the bride-elect, Miss Minnie Schwabacher, 
was the guest of honor of her future sister-in-law, Miss 
Amy Erhman, at her home on Broadway, twenty-five of 
their mutual friends being asked to meet the young couple. 
There was a big crowd at the Palace on Friday evening 
to welcome General Shatter's return from the war. Sat- 
urday he was dined by the Union League Club; Monday 
evening he was central figure at a theatre party at the 
Columbia, and Wednesday evening the Pacific Union Club 
feted him. On Thursday, the Merriams said good-bye to 
San Francisco, and it is safe to say their departure is re- 
gretted by all with whom either the General or his charm- 
ing family have come in contact, the universal hope being 
that they may return to California ere the year comes to a 
close. 

Mrs. Harry E. Wise was a tea hostess between the hours 
of four and six on Thursday last at her residence on Sacra- 
mento street, and to-day Mrs. E. C. Sargent will also give a 
tea at her home on Folsom street. Thursdays in March 
are the days selected by Mrs. Horace Davis andhersister- 
ter-in-law, Mrs. Fritz King, to be "at home" to their 
friends, from three to six o'clock, at the Davis residence 
on Broadway. 

That novel idea, "the Authors' Tea," arranged by the 
Woman's Club of Palo Alto, is meeting with great suc- 
cess and are very pleasant affairs. The Kipling tea, first 
on the list, took place at the residence of Mrs. S. A. Pat- 
terson in December; the Shakespearean tea, held last 
Saturday in Fraternal Hall, was the one named for Jan- 
uary, and the programme was almost entirely musical. 
February's author has not yet been decided upon, but will 
likely be one of America's poets. 

The Pioneers held high carnival on Tuesday, the occa- 
sion being in commemoration of the finding of gold in Cali- 
fornia. There was a reception in the afternoon, light re- 
freshments, music and literary exercises; in the evening 
dancing was added to the programme, and a large num- 
ber of guests were delightfully entertained. 

Sorosis Hall, on California street, will to-night be the 
scene of a reception given by the California branch of the 
Association of Collegiate Alumni in honor of Miss Milicent 
Shinn, the first woman in California to receive the degree 
of Doctor of Philosophy. 

Saturday afternoon, February lltb, is the date set for 
the musical reception which the Forum Club will give at 
their rooms in Central Block on Sutter street. 

The next Ladies' Night at the Olympic Club will be on 
Wednesday night, February 15th. 

There will be quite an exodus to Los Angeles of B'ling- 
umites and other lovers of the horse, for the Horse Show 
which is soon to be held there. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Carolan 
will take it in en route to Florida, where they anticipate a 
visit of some duration, and among others who will soon 
leave for the City of the Orange Groves are Major Rath- 
bone, Geo. Newhall, the Walter Hobarts, Geo. Popes, and 
Charley Baldwins. 

Dr. and Mrs. J. V. D. Middleton having delayed their 
departure Eastward, leave to day for a visit of several 
weeks to the other side of the continent. Mrs. Storm will 
accompany them. 

Edwin Hatfield Carthwaite, M. E., a Californian, of the 
State University, and later a graduate of the College of 
Mines, Freiburg, Germany, who was called to South Africa 
by John Hays Hammond in 1895, as manager of the Nigel 
Deep Mines, has just been appointed by Mr. Cecil Rhodes 
Superintending Engineer of the Souih African Chartered 
Companies' Mines at Bulawaya, Rhodesia, South Africa. 
This is one of the most important mining positions in the 
Chartered Companies' gift, and is a tribute to the skill 



January 28. 1H99 






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.rthwailf. Particular attention wa< 
rtliwaitc last September, when he 

lal, as als< 

Ulcland. California. Mr 
■ of manager of the N 
Garthwailp prrrnoted — to the position al>ovo mentioned. 

of Mr. Garthwalte'a retirioR froa 
management of the Nitrel Peep Mil month, the 

company gave a banquet in his honor, and presented him 
with a handsome silver table service. 



The Manli fJras management 
could have made no better choice 
than the selection of Mr ,1. C. 
Wilson as "Prince Carnival" 
at the society event at the Hop- 
kins Institute next month. Mr. 
Wilson is recognized as a young 
gentleman of unusual originality 
and much ability. The recent 
low jinks of the Bohemian Club 
was one of the most successful 
entertainments ever given by 
that organization, and Mr. Wil- 
son was very largely responsible 
for its unqualified popularity. 
He will no doubt do a great deal 
to insure the success of the ap- 
proaching Mardi Gras ball. 

Nothing appeals more directly 
to the best impulses of the human 
heart than ihe helplessness of 
little children. In all great 
cities there are many homeless 
waifs who, except for the kind- 
ness of society, would be left to 
want and starvation. It is in 
the aid of these children of mis- 
fortune that an entertainment 
will be given on the evening of 
February 14th at Y. M. C. A. 
Auditorium. The Homeless Fund 
Association has charge of the 
amateur entertainment at that 
time, and a literary and musical 
programme of excellence will be presented. The society 
is doing a great deal of good in an unostentatious way. 
" Suffer little children to come unto me and forbid them 
not " is the creed of the Association, and its members 
take the little wanderers and care for them until suitable 
homes can be found. The volunteer entertainment of the 
14th of February, at Y. M. C. A. Auditorium should be 
largely attended, for no more worthy object is possible. 

The California Eye and Ear Hospital is about to be 
heard from in a manner as satisfactory to those who par- 
ticipate in the coming event as it is hoped it will be to the 
beneficiary. A big benefit for the free ward clinic of the 
hospital is arranged for the 9th of February at the Tivoli. 
The ladies in charge are enthusiastically co-operating with 
the management to make it most attractive. With the 
excellent chorus and orchestra at its best, the unique nov- 
elties introducing the opera billed must go with a snap. 
Judging from the interest evinced, from the leading mem- 
bers of the company down to the call boy, it is bound to be 
artistically a great success. 




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P. N. LlLIBNTRAL, Treasurer 
San FSrancitco,' January .",. 1V99. 



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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



January 28, 1859. 




PARENTS and guardians are not a little alarmed at an 
epidemic prevalent in some parts of the Western 
Addition. It has various high-sounding titles, but it is 
commonly called amateur theatricals and it is raging just 
now with great virulence. 

In one of the afHicted residences, situated on Buchanan 
street, a performance was given last Friday night which 
proved more entertaining than was anticipated. The 
participants, however, met with rather a disastrous 
contretemps when they expected to score a triumph. 

Their play required that a small pig should run about 
the stage, — supposed at the time to be a farmyard. In 
their rehearsals they had found so much difficulty in ar- 
ranging about the porcine performer, that they had 
seriously thought of cutting out the pig part altogether. 
But this would have involved a bitter disappointment to 
one of the players, as thereby many of his funniest speeches 
would have been eliminated. The difficulty was finally 
overcome by disguising a fox terrier in a calico dress, 
painted to represent a piglet. 

The device succeeded remarkably well, and the rehearsals 
went on famously. Blitz impersonated the pig to perfec- 
tion, getting between the actors' feet, and nosing about 
in every corner. But, alas! for the futility of human 
hopes. Blitz lost his character completely upon the 
evening of the performance. He did not recognize his 
master in his stage costume, and had to be violently 
driven upon the stage. 

The spectators, taking him for a genuine pig, received 
him with boundless applause. But the illusion was soon 
dispelled, for the poor hoggie began to bark furiously. 
The climax, which had been carefully led up to, was 
ruined, but one performer had presence of mind enough to 
interpolate into his lines, the wort?s: "You are indeed a 
model pig, for you have learned to bark to save us the ex- 
pense of procuring a dog." 

* * * 

The reception tendered the public aboard the Nippon 
Maru — the initial vessel of the great Japanese steamship 
company — on last Tuesday at the Brannan street wharf, 
took almost the color and perfume of a society event. The 
splendid vessel was not dressed especially for the gala 
occasion, because the freight was pouring into her capa- 
cious hold and 'tween decks in a constant stream; but uni- 
formed men were at the gangways who courteously re- 
ceived visitors and showed them about the fine boat, meta- 
phorically from truck to kelson, from stem to stern. Broad 
canvas awnings kept off the too ardent sun, and the many 
ladies and gentlemen who were the guests of the agent, 
W. B. Curtis, Esq., after inspecting the Nippon Maru, sat 
beneath the impromptu covering, and discussed a splendid 
collation composed of cold fowl, sparkling wine, and all the 
etceteras that make such a luncheon always a delight. 
The efficient agent was thoroughly at home entertaining 
his guests of an hour, and by his flow of spirits, savoir 
/aire, and also sang froid, made every one aboard wish 
that life were one long and unbroken inspection of the 
steamship. His health and the prosperity of the company 
were repeatedly quaffed, and success to himself and bnn 
voyage to the ship were the beautifully linked sentiments 
of the moment. The vessel sailed for the Orient on Thurs- 
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A frequently-heard statement received a curious demon- 
stration at the consecration of Bishop Moreland on Wed- 
nesday. That a man may not practice what he preaches 
was painfully apparent to the auditors crowded within the 
walls of the Old St. Luke's. 

It was a congregation of fashion, as well as of worship, 
and society likes to be entertained rather than instructed. 



Consequently, when in addition to an otherwise long ser- 
vice, Bishop Barker of Olympia, who was the preacher, 
had broken all previous records for length, and still kept 
hammering away at his apparently interminable discourse, 
yawns and general boredom greeted its delivery. After 
he had passed the hour mark, things began to look serious, 
and society, from being bored, became decidedly uneasy 
and restless. 

There was nothing very funny in all this, but the point 
of the joke lay in the subject of the sermon. Injunctions 
were laid on priests not to preach but to teach. 

"A minister has no right," said the Bishop, calmly, "to 
take advantage of his position in the pulpit to force his 
hearers to listen to something they are not interested in." 

A ripple went over the church at the incongruity of the 
situation. The principle seemed to be that of an ascending 
scale, the higher the clerical order the longer the sermon. 

"Lucky he isn't an archbishop," was the whispered com- 
ment of a vestryman, "for then his sermon would last all 
day. Now," he concluded, pulling himself together, "you 
go to s'eep, and I will keep tab on him for a while." 
* * # 

A very worthy churchwoman and exemplary mother 
who lives in a stately mansion on Pacific avenue was en- 
deavoring to explain the doctrine of Immortality to her 
young son, aged five, who is a merry and sturdy little 
materialist. 

"When you die, Roland," she had said. "You will leave 
your dear little body behind you. It is only your soul that 
goes to heaven." 

Roland, who had recently been promoted to the dignity 
of trousers, of the baggy, nautical variety, mused very 
soberly for a few minutes, at the end of which he excogit- 
ated, in the interests of decency, a formidable objection to 
his mother's teaching. 

" If I leave my body behind," he remarked, protestingly. 
"How can I keep my panties up? I will have nothing to 

fasten them to." 

* * * 

The ricent discussion in one of the dailies'concerning the 
propriety and advantages of the use of cosmetics has 
induced the members of the Century Club to give the ques- 
tion a great deal of consideration, and naturally the in- 
quiry extended to the efficacy of the use of so-called hair 
tonics and restoratives. 

" Why has bleached hair gone out so completely?" in- 
quired the wife of an ex-Judge whose own locks are 
naturally of a dust color. 

Promptly came the decisive and suggestive answer: 

"My dear, it didn't q<> out. It came out, or rather, it 

/W?out." 

* * * 

The Lord Bishop of Columbia has been portrayed in the 
dailies as the possessor of all sorts of attributes, habits 
and costumes, but they have overlooked one qualification 
which the Canadian prelate has, — the gentle gift of humor. 
Incidentally, he also has a quiet, low voice with what some 
are pleased to term the ecclesiastical quality, and which 
gives point to his anecdotes. 

His Lordship tells a quaint story about a man who, on 
entering a cathedral, sniffed suspiciously, and strenuously 
objected to the odor of incense which was conspicuously 
present. He did not like it and he had no hesitation in 
saying so. 

"My dear sir," impressively leplied his spiritual ad- 
viser, to the kicker, "in the next world there will be only 
two odors, incense and sulphur. As a friend, I would 
strongly advise you to get your olfactory nerves into 

svmpatby with the former." 

* # * 

Not even the most riotous imagination would suspect 
the Baron W. E. J. Von Bolveren of being a fire-eater. 
Fair, round-shouldered and spectacled, his appearance 
suggests the mildest-mannered citizen going, and he would 
ordinarly be taken for a student rather than a duellist. 
Yet twice in this city alone has he been almost a particip- 
ant in an affair of honor, in each case being the challeng- 
ing party. One summer, about six years ago, he almost 
painted the neighborhood with the bright, red blood of his 
antagonist, but the quarrel was made up just as the 
carnage was about to commence. 

The Baron's latest duel was billed for the University 



January 38, 1899. 



FRANCISCO M w 9 LI ITER 



Club, and the man who nearly bit the dust was Laming 

rather Kay that ni^ht ai 
essayed to jilly the Haron. Now. \',in Boh 

' in temper, and lost no time in resenting the 
affront, although at other times he h^ 
same remarks without losing his equanimity. Hechallr 
Mimer to fight to the death, the challenge WM accepted, 
and both being fairly well tanked-up, it wa 
agreed thot the duel should take place at 1 

- the challenged party I have the n 5 ? ' 

asked Lansing. 

have," responded the Baron. 
"Then," said Miner. 'Take orT your coat 
The Baron did as his opponent demanded. 
" Now, remove your vest." went on Lan, and the Baron 
did as he was bid. 

"Take off your pants, "ordered the merciless Mizner. 
But the blood of the German nobleman revolted at the 
idea of calling his garments pants. 

" I won't take off my trousers," said the Baron, firmly. 
"Then, I won't fight." returned Mizner, gaily. 
And that duel became simply a matter of bloodless 
history. 

* * • 

When arrangements were being made for the assem- 
blage of Episcopalian divines now in the city, it became 
necessary to plan for the entertainment of the more dis- 
tinguished clergy. 

An ex-Judge, who takes great interest in his church 
connections, was asked if he would extend the hospitality 
of his home to one of the visiting priests. 

"Why certainly," he replied, "but for the sake 
of the minister you had better think twice about it. 
They sent me a clergyman once, down in Arizona, and I 
tried to make things pleasant for him, but he got full and 
lost his job." 

The matter was not discussed further. 



A PRETTY face and a pretty foot — and you have a 
pretty woman. God makes the pretty face but the 
shoemaker makes the pretty foot. A neat boot is a charm- 
ing sight, and Siebe Bros, shoes are not only shapely and 
have the cut and finish that make up style, but they are 
absolutely comfortable. Every lady knows how hard it is 
to get new shoes that fit easily; the Siebe shoe does this, 
and wears well also. To put a pair of their make on is to 
have excellent value for one's money, to have a handsomely 
dressed foot, and to feel perfectly comfortable. Ladies 
should see that they get Siebe's shoes, that Siebe's name 
is stamped inside, and they will have all these desirable 
and rare qualities. 

THESE glorious moonlight nights the scenery from the 
top of Tamalpais is perfectly grand. The trip up the 
heights over the railway, winding about the mountain, 
disclosing here and there the distant ocean and the bay, 
make every inch of the way an invigorating and positive 
delight. The journey is without parallel in the whole 
State, and must be made in order to be fully appreciated. 
The scenic route and the mountain top present a pano- 
rama of unusual variety and beauty. 

SHARE opportunity to buy art goods at 20 per cent, 
reduction is now offered by S. & G. Gump, 113 Geary 
street. Whatever one gets there is exactly what it is re- 
presented to be. This sale of fine art goods at very low 
prices will be continued but a short time. All goods are 
marked in the regular selling figures and will be sold now 
at a discount of 20 cents off od every dollar. 



Another Big Typewriter Order. 
Eight more new Smith Premier Typewriters were purchased by 
Dr. Sanden's Electric Belt Company, Market and Kearny streets, 
from L. & M. Alexander. 



The most popular place to spend an evening is the Cafe ZinUand, 
for Herr Stark and his splendid orchestra discourse a fine musical 
programme from 7 to 8 and 10 to 12 o'clock every eveniDg. It has 
become quite the fashion to drop into the Cafe and listen to the 
music over a congenial glass of something more substantial. 

Wiixiak S. Barnes (ex- District Attorney), has resumed the practice 
of law at rooms 27, 28, and 31, second floor, Chxontole Building. 



Young children, to avoid 

rasmu fula, or 

riil. its, and develop healthy 

ues, bones and teeth, need 
fats and hypophosphites. I )r. 
W. Gilman Thompson, 

if. Materia Medica and 
Therapeutics, in the I 
versity of New York, asserts 
that Cod-liver Oil is the 
best fat for the purpose. 

Scott's Emulsion is cod- 
liver oil partly digested and 
combined with hypophos- 
phites, it gives children 
material for rich blood, 
solid flesh, bones and teeth. 

v>c- and ?i.oo, all druggists. 
SCOTT & BOWNE, Chemists. New York. 

Reduced Long yflB&M Distance Tariff 

Tariff bet. San Francixco \i 15 Cents Additional 

aud any ulliue iu Minute Minute for each 

Colusa Connty 1 

Sutter County [ 

Yuba County | $ .60 15 Seconds 

Placer County J 

Butte County | 

Glenn County } $.50 $.75 10 Seconds 

Nevada County | 

Fresno County I 

Tulare County [ $.50 $1.00 10 Seconds 

Kings County J 

S^BariTa'co. 1 » ■« »•» ■ ^conds 

Los Angeles Co. ) 

fed»nty W.00 W.50 3 Seconds 

San Bernardino Co. J 

J. D. Spreckels & Bros. Company, 

SHIPPING AND COMMISSION MERCHANTS 
General Agents 

OCEANIC STEAMSHIP COMPANY, 

GILLINGHAM CEMENT. 
3»7 riARKBT ST., Corner Fremont. S.P.; 



BROUGHAMS AND 60UPES (Rubber Tires.) 

TOMKINSON'S LIVERY STABLE 




Noa. 57-59-61 Minna Street, Between First 
and Second. One block from Palace Hotel. 
Carriages and coupes at Pacific Union Club, 
Corner Post and Stookton. Tel. Main 163. 
Every vehicle requisite (or weddings, Par- 
ties, calling, shopping, business, or Pleas- 
ure. Special orders for four-in-hands. 
Tel. Main 153, 
J. Tomkinson, Prop'r. Established 1862. 



ST. LAWREN6E- 



LIVERY AND 
SALES STABLE 

W. E. Bridge, Proprietor 

423 Post St., between Powell and Mason. 

San Francisco. Telephone, No. 1833. 




SAN FRAJCCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



January 28 1899 



PERSONALIS. 



The GermaD Emperor on the 27th of this mODth at- 
tains his fortieth year. Forty is about the time when a 
man who is a man comes of age. It would be a stretch of 
fancy to assume that there is anything feminine in the 
Kaiser. To Charlemagne, Haroun-al-Raschid sent a box 
of checkers. Although it was the first article of the kind 
which Europe had beheld, what became of it history has 
neglected to relate. A Teuton tradesman sent William 
II a dressing gown. What became of it appeared in leaded 
type. It was returned with the words, "A Hohenzollern 
wears but a uniform." Leonidas at Thermopylae, Napol- 
eon at Marengo, Roosevelt at San Juan, could not have 
said better. What is more notable, the Kaiser in so far as 
he was personally concerned, spoke the truth. Apart 
from a garden party at Windsor and another at Livadia, 
it is in a uniform that he has lived, moved and had his im- 
perial being. The task was not difficult. In his quality 
of Colonel to more regiments than a stenographer could 
conveniently shake a pencil at, regiments, parenthetically, 
of every European nationality except French, and in his 
quality, also, of Admiral of pretty nearly every foreign 
fleet, barring that of Switzerland, so many uniforms has 
he that they fill immense cupboards in four immense rooms 
Being economical and being too unable to wear them all 
he must wear them out. Hence the ringing words ad- 
dressed to that tradesman. 

The following story is just in print in London: The 

other day the Duke of Devonshire was strolling, gun in 
hand, through one of his own fields near Baslow, when he 
started a hare, which he shot. He was going to pick it 
up, when a small boy jumped out from behind a hedge 
and warned him off. " Here, mester," cried the small boy 
peremptorily, "yo' mustna touch that." "Why not?" 
asked the Duke, amused, seeing that he was not recog- 
nized. "Why, it's th' Duke's," answered the boy, "an' 
he'll have yo' locked up if he knows." "Oh," said the 
Duke, "then will you take charge of it?" "Ay, that I 
will," answered the boy promptly ; "me fayther 's a 
keeper." Half an hour afterwards the boy and the hare 
arrived in the kitchen at Chatsworth. The Duke had 
taken a short cut home, and had the boy brought to him. 
The little fellow was in distress when he saw the mistake 
he had made; but the Duke gave him a five-shilling piece, 
called him "a good lad," and sent him away rejoicing. 

The new Duke of Northumberland is a very quiet 

and reserved man, although for a short time in his Parlia- 
mentary career he was associated with the boisterous 
young politicians who comprised the Fourth party. He is 
fifty-two years old. Tallj thin, with reddish hair and side- 
whiskers, the r\ew Duke (the Daily Chronicle observes) 
each year seems to grow more like his late father in fea- 
tures. The management of his great property has for some 
years taken up the major portion of his time, and he has 
divided his life between Alnwick, London, and Albury. 
The new Duchess of Northumberland is a daughter of the 
Duke of Argyll. 



WHEN the train or steamer arrives at San Francisco 
don't fail to give your baggage checks to the Pacific 
Transfer Company's agents. They will deliver your 
trunks at your residence or hotel without further trouble, 
and relieves you of every annoyance in looking after your 
belongings. 'Phone Main 20. 



"The Overland Limited," via Chicago, Union Pacific, and 
Northwestern Line. 
Only three and one-half days to Chicago. Four and one-h«lf days 
to New York. Pullman Vestibuled Sleepers. Pullman Dining Cars. 
Pullman Tourist Sleepers. The 'Overland Limited" leaves San 
Francisco every day in the year at 6 p. m. Cabin reservations made 
and steamship tickets sold to all parts of Europe. For full particu- 
lars and sleeper reservations address D. W. Hitchcock, General 
Agent, No. 1 Montgomery street, San Francisco, Cal. 



BANKING. 



Bank of British Columbia. { fnotpTe\fb u y sh R o a ya d i s ch n a 8 r t^,f^ 

Capital Paid Up $3,000,000 Reserve Fund * 500,000 

HEAD OFFICE. 60 Lombard Street, London 

Branches— victoria, Vancouver, New Westminster, Kamloope, Nan- 
lamo, Nelson RosslaHd, Sandon, British Colombia; Portland, Oregon. 

This Bank transacts a General Banking Business. Accounts openedsub- 
ject to Check, and Special Deposits received. Commercial Credits granted 
available in all parts of the world. Approved Bills discounted and ad- 
vances made on good collateral security. Draws direct at current rates 
upon Its Head Office and Branches, and upon Its Agents, as follows: 

New York— Merchants 1 Bank of Canada ; Chicago— First National Bank ; 
Liverpool— North and South Wales Bank; Scotland— British Linen 
Company; Ireland— Bank of Ireland; Mexico— London Bank of Mexico; 
South America— London Bank of Mexico and South America; China and 
Japan— Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China; Australia and 
New Zealand— Bank of Australasia and Commercial Banking Company or 
Sydney, Ld; Demerara and Trinidad (West Indies)— Colonial Bank. 

Also on Dawson City, Yukon District, arrangements having been made 
with the Canadian Bank of Commerce whereby it is prepared to issue 
drafts and Letters of Credit on that Bank at above point, and transact 
other banking business. Terms upon application. ' 



San Francisco Savings Union. 



Allen's Press Clipping Bureau, 510 Montgomery street, S. F., deals 
In all kinds of newspaper Information, business, personal, political, from 
pressor State, Coast, and Country. Tel. Main 1013. 



532 California Street. 

Deposits. Jan. 1, 1899 824,074,796 Reserve Fund $199,265 

Paid-TJp Capital 1,000,000 Contingent Fund 469,668 

E B POND. President W. C. B. Db FREMERY, Vice-President 

LOVELL WHITE, Cashier. R. M. WELCH, Assistant Cashier. 

Directors: George W. Beaver, Thomas Magee, W. C. B. de Fremery, Al- 
bert Miller, Robert Watt, George C. Boardman, Daniel E. Martin, George 
Tashelra. E. B. Pond. 

Loans upon San Franoisco and Oakland Real Estate, and Farms and 
Farming Lands In the Country- 
Receives Deposits. Country remittances may be made in checks payable 
in San Francisco, Post Office or Wells Fargo & Co 's Money Orders, or coin 
by Express, but the responsibility of this bank commences only with the 
receipt ct the money. 
No oharge is made for pass-book or entrance fee. 

Office Hours : 9 a. m. to 3 p. m , and Saturday evenings, for receipt of de- 
posits only, 6:30 to 8 o'clock. 

Bank of California, San Francisco. 

Capital and Surplus, $9,000,000 

WILLIAM ALVORD President I CHARLES R. BISHOP. . Vice-Pres ' t 

ALLEN M. CLAY Secretary THOMAS BROWN Cashier 

S. Prentiss Smith... Ass't Cashier 1 1. F. Moulton 3d Ass't Cashier 

CORRESPONDENTS. 
New York— Messrs. Laldlaw & Co.; the Bank of New York, N. B. A. 
Baltimore— The National Exchange Bank. Boston— National Shaw- 
mut Bank; Chicago— Illinois Trust and Savings Bank; Union National 
Bank. Philadelphia— Phi lade lpni a National Bank. St. Louis— Boat- 
man's Bank. Virginia City (Nev.)— Agency of The Bank of California. 
London— Messrs. N. M.Rothschild & Sons; Paris— Messrs. de Roths- 
child Freres- Berlin— Direction der Disconto Gesellsohaft. China, 
Japan and East Indies— Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China. 
Australia and New Zealand— The Union Bank of Australia, Ltd., and 
Bank of New Zealand. 
Letters of Credit Issued available In all parts of the world. 

The San Francisco National Bank, 

Southeast Corner of Pine and Sansome streets, S. F. 
Jas. K- Wilson, President. E. A. Bruguibrb, Vice-President. 

Lewis I. Cowgill, Cashier. F. W. Wolfe, Assistant Cashier. 

Capital $500,000 

Directors: Jas. K. WilBon, D. J. Staples, Wm. Pierce Johnson, Geo. 
A. Pope, E. A. Bruguiere, Ed. G. Lukens, Charles C. Judson. 

Agents: New York— Hanover National Bank, Chase National Bank; 
Boston— National Bank of the Commonwealth. Philadelphia — Drexei & 
Co. Chicago— Continental National Bank. St. Louis— The Mechanics' 
Bank. Kansas City— First National Bank. London— Brown Shipley &, 
Co. Paris— Morgan, Harjes & Co. 

Mutual Savings Bank of San Francisco. 

33 Post Street, below Kearny, Mechanics 1 institute Building. 

Guaranteed Capital $1,000,000 Pald-Up Capital $ 300,000 

JAMES D. PHELAN. President. S. G. MURPHY, Vice-President. 
GEO. A. STORY. Cashier JOHN A. HOOPER, Vice-President 

C. B. HOBSON, Assistant Cashier. 

Directors— James D. Phelan, L. P. Drexler, John A. Hooper, C. G. 
Hooker, James Moffltt, S. G. Murphy, Frank J. Sullivan, Robert MoElroy, 
and Joseph D. Granc. 

Interest paid on Deposits. Loans on approved securities. 

Deposits may be sent by postal order, Wells, Fargo&Co., or Exchange 
on City Banks. When opening accounts send slgnatuie. 

Gerraania Trust Go. of San Francisco il^i ™" 

Paid-up Capital and Reserves, $375,000. 
A general savings and commercial banking business transacted. Inter- 
est paid on savings deposits. Loans on approved real estate security, and 
on commercial paper. 

DIRECTORS— Ernst A.Denicke, A. Sbarboro, J. O. Rued, F. C. Siebe, A. 
Tognazzini, H. Brunner, McD. R. Venable, A. G. Wleland, F. Kronenberg. 

Crocker- Wool worth National Bank of S. F. 

Oor. Market, Montgomery, and Post streets. 

Paid-Dp Capital $1,000,000 

WM.H. CROCKER President 

W. E. BROWN "floe-President 

OEO.w.kTjINE Oasnier 

W. GREGG Jr Assistant Cashier 

Directors— W. H. rrncUer, E. R. Pond, w. F.. Brown, C. E. Green, G. W 
Kline, Hy. J. Crocker, G. W. Scott. 



January at 



I-RANC1SCO NI-.US I.I.ITliR. 



'3 



A REMARKABLE RECORD. 

THI not confined t" 

.ini; quail! 
riized around the world. In all thu' make 

■s valuable for sport or more 90ber usi 
in this State is held to be as uood as the very bi 
The most remarkable record held by any stable must be 




Starchlhih' . World's i-year-nhi raring Record: 1:4 IS Owned Oi/ Stal- 
ing <\- Krdting. Pkoto by IloOson. 

credited to the string raced by Mr. Tom Keating in 1898. 
His horses were first entered at Denver in June last, and 
they earned more than $28,000 during the season. The 
thoroughbreds with this record are: Searchlight, starting 
nine times and winning every race, taking purses valued 
at $10,500; Anaconda, starting in thirteen events, was 
first under the wire in ten of them, second twice, fourth 
once, winning $8,950; Klatawa, starting in ten races, first 
seven times, second once, winning $5,500; Dione, starting 
five times, taking four races, and third once, winning 
$3,925. This great record is all the more remarkable 




Dione Trotting Record: 
Hodeon. 



and were first undiT the win' r The i 

of racing in any 

i i]f« nnd won mora atomy Idm bi i other 
string in the world. itawa 

arcownedby KeatingA KreUiog; DkxiebyA i> Bpreokela. 



1-4. Owned by A. B. /tiireekete. Photo by 



when it is known that these horses were not entered in a 
single stake race. They were entered wherever there was 
opportunity, rough and tumble, so to say, and took all the 
chances. The four faced the starter thirty-seven times 



A Panorama 440 Milaa Lonj 
From the Observation Car on the New York Central allying pan- 
orama 440 miles long may be seen. This includes the Oenesse, 
Black Hirer and Mohawk Valleys and 148 miles of the Hudson 
River, including the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains; the 
Capitol at Albany; the Catskill Mountains; the Palisades of the 
Hudson and the New York Central's magnificent approach to the 
metriipnlis— this being the only trunk line whose trairir enter the 
city of New York. 



Inalat Upon Having Your Ticket to New York, Boston, or 

Other Eaatein Cities 
Read over the Nickel Plate (N. Y. C. & St. L. R. R.), the popular 
low-rate short line. Quick time, unexcelled accommodations, and 
no extra fares charged. Jay W. Adams, Pacific Coast Passenger 
Agent. 37 Crocker Building, San Francisco, Cal. 

BANKING. 

The German Savings and Loan Society. 

No. 520 California Street, San Francisco 
Guarantee eapltal and surplus. , . .J2 162,140 40 
Capital actually paid up in cash.. l.OuOOOQOO 

Deposits December 31,1898 27,289, 105 78 

OFFICERS: President, B. A. Becker; First Vice-President, Daniel 
Meyer; Second Vice-President, H. Horstman; Cashier, A. H. R Schmidt; 
Assistant Cashier, William Herrmann; Secretary, George Tourny; Assist- 
ant Secretary, A. H. Muller; Attorney, W. S. Goodfellow. 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS: B. A. Becker, Daniel Meyer. H. Horst- 
mann, Ign. Stelnhart, N. Van Bergen, E. Rohte, H. B. Rubs, D. N. 
Walter and N. Ohlandt- 

The ftnolo-Galiiornian Bank, Limited. 

Capital authorized 16,000,000 

Subsorlbed 3,000,000 

Paid Up 1,600,000 

Reserve Fund 700,000 

N. E. Cob. Pine and Sansome Sts 
Head Office— 18 Austin Friars, London, E. C. 

Agents at New York— J. & W. Sellgman As Co., Si Broad street. 

The Bank transacts a General Backing Business, sells drafts, makes 

telegraphlo transfers, and Issues letters of oredlt available throughout the 

world. Sends bill* for collection, loans money, buys and sells exchange 

and bullion. IGN. STEINHART !»,.,,„, 

P. N. LILIENTRAL 1 """"a 8 " 1 

Wells Fargo & Go. Bank. 

N. E. Corner Sansome & Sotter Streets 

John J. Valentine President 

Homer S.King Manager 

H. WadBworth Cashier 

F- L. Llproan Assistant Cashier 

H. L. Miller 2d Assistant Cashier 

Cash Capital and Surplus $6,250,000 

BRANCHES. 

N. Y.City, H. B. Parsons, Cashier. I Salt Lake City, J. E. Dooly, Cashier 

Portland, Or.. R.M.Dooly, Cashier. 

Directors— John J. Valentine, Benj. P. Cheney, Oliver Eldrldge, Henry 

E. Huntington, Homers. King, George E. Gray, John J. MoCook, John 

Bermlngham, Dudley Evans. 

London, Paris and American Bank, Limited. 

N.W. OOR. Sansome & Sdtter Sts. 

Subscribed Capital « 3,600,000 

Paid Up Capital $2,000,000 

Reserve Fund * 860,000 

Head officp 40 Threadneedle Street, London, E.G. 

AGENTS— New York— Agency of the London, Paris, and Amerloan 

Bank Limited, No. 10 Wall Street, N. Y. Paris— Messrs. Lazard, Frerei 

& Cle, 17 Boulevard Polssoniere. Draw direct on the principal cities of the 

world. Commercial and Travelers' Credits Issued. 

SIG. GREENEBAUM1 M .- aMr , 

O. ALT30HUL ( Manager*. 

Securitu Savings Bank. 

.322 MONTOOMEBY St.. MILLS BUILDING. 
INTEREST PAID ON DEPOSITS. 
LOANS MADE. 

DIRECTORS. 
William Alvord S.L.Abbot Jr. H.H.Hewlett 
Wm Baboook O. D. Baldwin E. J. McCutchen 

Adam Grant W. S Jones R. H. Pease 

Continental Building & Loan Association of California 

Established in 1889. 222 Sansome St., San Francisco. Cal. 

Subsorlbed Capital, $7,000,009 Profit and Reserve Fund, H00.00L 

Paid-in Capital - - - 1,000,000 Monthly inoome, over - - 75,000 

Db. Eo. E Hill, President. Daft. Oliver Eldridoe, Vice-President 
WM. Corbin Secretary and General Manager. 



28 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



January 28, 1899. 




PORTUGUESE SONNETS —Elizabeth bakbett browning. 

THE face of all the world is changed, I think, 
Since first I beard the footsteps of thy sou I 
Move still, oh still, beside me, as they stole, 

Betwixt me and the dreadful outer brink 
Of obvious death, where I, who thought to sink, 

Was caught up into love, and taught the whole 
Of life in a new rhythm. The cup of dole 

God gave for baptism I am fain to drink, 
And praise its sweetness, Sweet, with thee anear. 

The names of country. Heaven, are changed away 
For where thou art or shall be, there or here; 

And this, this lute and song, loved yesterday 
(The singing angels know) are only dear, 

Because thy name moves right in what they say. 

Is it indeed so? If I lay. here dead, 

Wouldst thy miss any life in losing mine? 
And would the sun for thee more coldly shine 

Because of grove-damps falling round my head? 
1 marveled, my Beloved, when I read 

Thy thought so in the letter. I am thine — 
But— so much to thee? Can I pour thy wine 

While my hands tremble? Then my soul, instead 
Of dreams of death, resumes life's lower range. 

Then, love me. Love ! Look on me— breathe on me ! 
As brighter ladies do not count it straDge, 

For love, to give up acres and degree, 
I yield the grave for thy sake, and exchange 

My near sweet view of Heaven for earth with thee I 

The soul's Kialto hath its merchandise; 

I barter curl for curl upon thy mart, 
And from my poet's forehead to my heart 

Receive this lock which outweighs argosies— 
As purely black, as erst, to Pindar's eyes, 

Tte dim purpureal tresses gloomed athwart 
The nine white Muse-brows. For this counterpart, 

Thy bay-crown's shade, Beloved, 1 surmise, 
Still lingers on thy curl, it is so black 1 

Thus, with a fillet of smooth-kissing breath, 
1 tie the shadow safe from gliding back, 

And lay the gift where nothing hindereth, 
Here on my heart, as on thy brow, to lack 

No natural heat till mine grows cold in death. 

Indeed, this very love which is my boast, 

And which, when rising up from breast and brow, 
Doth crown me with a ruby large enow 

To draw men's eyes and prove the inner cost, 
This love even, all my worth, to the uttermost, 

I should not love wiibal, unless that thou 
Hadst set me an example, shown me bow. 

When first thine earnest eyes with mine were crossed, 
And love called love. And thus, I cannot speak 

Of love even, as a good thing of my own, 
Thy soul hath snatched up mine all faint and weak, 

And placed it by thee on a golden throne— 
And that 1 love (O soul, we must be meek !) 

Is by thee only, whom I love alone. 

I never gave a lock of hair away 

To a man. Dearest, except this to thee, 
Which now upon my fingers thoughtfully 

I ring out to the full, brown length, and say, 
" Take it!" My day of youth went yesterday; 

My hair no longer bounds to my foot's glee, 
Nor plant I it from rose or myrtle tree, 

As girls do, any more. It only may 
Now shade on two pale cheeks the mark of tears, 

Taught drooping from the head that hangs aside 
Through sorrow's trick. I Ihought the funeral-shears 

Would take this first, but Love is justified— 
Take it thou, finding pure, from all those years, 

The kiss my mother left here when she died. 



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NOT'CE TO CREDITORS. 

Estate of ARTHUR NEWTON LORING, Deceased. 
Notice is hereby given by the undersigned. A. C Freese, administrator 
of the estate of Arthur Newton Loring. deceased, to the Creditors of, and 
all persons baviog claims against the said deceased, to exhibit them with 
the necessary vouchers within four monlhs after the first publication of 
this notice, tothe said Administrator at the offices of his attorney, J. D. 
Sullivan, rooms 33-35-88 Chronicle Building, corner Geary and Kearny 
streets, the same being his place for the transaction of the business ot the 
said estate in the City and County of San Francisco, State of California. 

A. C. FREE9E, 
Administrator of the estate of Arthur Newton Loring, deoeased. 
Dated at San Francisco, January 19, 1899. 
J. D. Soi.livan, Attorney for Administrator. 



NOTICE TO CREDITORS. 

Estate of ALFRED H. MATTSON, Deceased. 

Notioe Is hereby given by the undersigned, A. C. Freese. Administrator 
of the estate of Alfred H. Mattson, deoeased, to the oredltors of, and all 
persons having claims against the said deceased, to exhibit them, with 
the necessary vouchers, within four months after the first publication of 
this notice, to the said Administrator, at the offices ofibis attorney. J. D. 
Sullivan, rooms 33-35 38 Chronicle building, corner Geary and Kearny 
streets, San Franoisco, Cal., the same being his place for the transaction 
of the business of the said estate in the City and County of San Francisco 
State of California. a. C. FREESE, 

Administrator of the Estate of Alfred H. Mattson, Deoeased. 

Dated at San Francisco, January 19, 1899. 

J. D. Sullivan," Attorney for Administrator. 

NOTICE TO CREDITORS. 

Estate of ELIZA W ILSON, Deceased. 

Notice is hereby given by the undersigned, A. C. Freese, administrator 
of the estate ot Eliza Wilson, deceased, to the Creditors of, and all 
persons having claims against the said deceased, to exhibit them with the 
necessary vouchers, within four months after the first publication of this 
notice, to the said administrator at the offices of his attorney, J. D. Sulli- 
van, rooms 3i-35'38 Chronicle Building, corner Geary and Kean y Stretts 
San Francisoo, Cal., the same being his place for the transaction of the 
business of the said estate in the City and County of San Francisco, State 
of California. A. C. FREESE, 

Administrator of the Estate of Eliza Wilson, deoeased. 

Dated at San Francisco, January 19, 1699. 

J. D. SULLIVAN, Attorney for Administrator. 

ANNUAL MEETING. 

Oallfornla Powder Works. 
The annual meeting of the stockholders of the California Powder 
Works will be held at the office of the company, No. 330 Market street, 
San Francisco, Cal., on 

MONDAY, the 30th DAY OF FEBRUARY, 1869, 
at the hour of 1 o'clock p. m.. for the purpose of electing a Board of Trus- 
tees to serve for the ensuing year and the transaction of such other bust* 
ness as may come before the meetlDg. 

J. F. NESM1TH, Seoretary. 
Office— 330 Market street, San Franoisco, Cal. 

ASSESSMENT NOTICE. 

8avage Mining Company. 

Assessment No. 97 

Amount per Share .' 10 cents 

Levied January 3. 1819 

Delinquent In Office February 6, 1819 

Day of Sale of Delinquent Stock February 27, 1899 

E. B. HOLMES, Seoretary. 
Office: Room 60, Nevada Blook, 309 Montgomery street, S. F., Cal. 

ASSESSMENT NOTICE. 

Sierra Nevada Silver Mining Company. 

Assessment No. 115 

Amount per Share 20 cents 

Levied , January 18, 18(9 

Delinquent in Office February 21, 1899 

Day of Sale of Delinquent Stock March 13, 1819 

E. L PARKER, Secretary. 
Office— Room 14, Nevada blook, 309 Montgomery street, San Franoisco, 
California. 

DIVIDEND NOTICE. 

Oceanic Steamship Company. 

Dividend No. 89, Fifty cents per share, of the Ooeanlo Steamship Com- 
pany, will be payable at the office of the company, 327 Market street, on 
and after Wednesday, February 1, 1-99. Transfer boois wlllclose on Thurs- 
day. January 29, 1899, at 3 o'clock p. M. E. E. SHELDON, Seoretary. 

Office— 327 Market street, San Francisco, Cal. 

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Printedand puulisned ere ry Saturday by l/ir proprietor. FRED MARRIOTT 
6H Kearny street. Son Francisco. Entered at San Francisco Post- 
office a* Second class Matter. 

The office of the SEWS LETTER in .Wrr York City it at Temple Court, 
■ A Kellogg, Eastern Representative), ichere information maybe 
obtained regarding subscription and advertising rates. 

KLONDIKE is no more in it. Last week we spoke of 
the recent rains uncovering $74 gold nuggets out in 
Tuolumne County; this week telegrams from Cripple 
Creek, Colorado, speak of ore running $300,000 gold to the 
ton; and slabs of the precious metal twenty feet long, 
three inches thick and six feet in width are uncovered. 
This is the richest strike ever made, and should send the two 
Alaska braves and their klootchmen and papooses, now 
spending a few measley thousands in this city, back to the 
frozen gold beds of their native country in dismay. 



PRESS dispatches announce that of a regiment of 1.400 
men that left Corunna, Spain, for service in Cuba in 
1885, but 300 of them landed there on their return home. 
The regiment was picked from the flower of the country, 
and a vast concourse of people awaited their debarkation. 
The friends of the three hundred returned ones cheered 
their coming, but their shouts were lost in the wailings of 
those who mourned the eleven hundred who slept on Cuban 
soil. Fancy the mere ghost of the First California re- 
turning and landing at this city under similar conditions. 
It was Sherman who declared that war was hell. The 
Czar's prayer for universal peace finds mournful endorse- 
ment in such melancholy scenes as were witnessed at 
Corunna last week. 



THE failure of the Union Savings Bank of San Jose was 
a most unwelcome surprise to the people of Santa 
Clara County. The investigations following the failure 
raise the very pertinent inquiry as to the thoroughness of 
its examination by the Bank Commissioners. On the first 
of last month the bank officials in making their report 
turned in the bank building as an asset of $95,000, when, 
in fact, the property had been transferred six months be- 
fore that time. A proper investigation — and an examina- 
tiou of such institutions should be in the nature of an in- 
vestigation — would have disclosed the rickety condition of 
the bank and have saved the depositors, many of whom, 
we understand, are poor people, from loss. As a rule 
there is extended too much official courtesy in these mat- 
ters ; too much of taking of ex parte statements as facts, 
without verification. The San Jose bank failure is a case 
in point. 

THE wild outburst against the Board of Education and 
Superintendent Webster by some of the press and 
people is totally unjust and utterly inexcusable. The 
Board took office under financial conditions well known. 
Their predecessors had looted the funds and left the treas- 
ury bare. It is impossible to make one doliar pay a de- 
mand calling for two dollars. As business men the pres- 
ent Board of Education are compelled to cut down ex- 
penses; to run the public schools with the funds in hand. 
Every sensible person should see this and appreciate the 
exact situation. In reducing costs the directors have 
doubtless been compelled to retire teachers whom they 
would like to keep; but they have cut off many abuses and 
suppressed many ridiculous and evil excesses that should 
never have been tolerated, no matter how much money 
they have to conduct the department. These men have all 
earned the thanks of the entire community by their prompt, 
efficient and intelligent action. 



DISPATCHES from Paris say there is no hope for par- 
don or mercy for Dreyfus, and that the fate of the un- 
fortunate man will be equally certain even now his inno- 
cence is indisputably established. Race prejudice against 
the Jews is more inflamed than ever, and the punishment 
of Dreyfus will bear no relation to justice. It is difficult 
to imagine that in any civilized country such monstrous in- 
humanity would be accepted and gloried in. The so-called 
revision of the condemned man's case is a farce, and Devil's 
Island will in all likelihood be the scene of his melancholy 
end. 

IN this free country a man should have the right to earn 
his living without interference from others so long as 
he does so peaceably and honestly. A Superior Court 
jury evidently holds this view. On Wednesday Fred Hess 
was given judgment for $1200 against the San Francisco 
Typographical Union. Hess is a non-union printer, and 
maintained that he had been damaged by the action of the 
union in forcing him out of employment. This is a free 
country, and when moral suasion fails to induce acceptance 
of the views of any organization by any man efforts at fur- 
ther coercion should not be tolerated. The boycott does 
not belong to this country, and Hess has gained a distinct 
victory for right. 

J^ AXIMO GOMEZ is a modest man. He wants the 
11 United States to pay him a mere matter of $60,- 
000,000 before he will disband his army and allow his men 
to return to pursuits of peace. He wants $11,000 per an- 
num for his own services in the cause of "Cuba libre." 
This Government had already arranged with Garcia to 
distribute $3,000,000 among the patriots in order that 
when they disbanded they might not be flat broke. But 
when Garcia died Gomez flew the coop, although the ar- 
rangement was perfectly satisfactory to him at that 
time. It is now apparent that this patriot for revenue 
is to be placated only by coin or coercion. That he 
would make such a demand shows that he is without 
judgment or principle. Harsh treatment will be ne- 
cessary to give the untutored Cuban the saving grace of 
common sense. 

ON July 14th 1897 one Burgle shot a citizen of San 
Francisco, and was recently sentenced to ten years' 
imprisonment at San Quentin. One day this week he set 
fire to his bedding in the county jail and suffered burns 
from which he died. Two other prisoners were in the cell 
with him and narrowly escaped cremation. Allusion is 
here made to the incident for the purpose of showing how 
tardy is justice in this city. The crime for which Burgle 
was finally sentenced was committed nineteen months ago, 
and the shadow of this guilty man has never crossed the 
doorway of a penitentiary. Justice was delayed by all the 
artifices known to the criminal lawyer, and the taxpayers 
have paid all expenses. Conviction was finally had, and 
rather than go to San Quentin the convict took his own 
life. The jails of San Francisco are conjested with crim- 
inals — men whose desperate acts deserve hanging or long 
sentence in the penitentiaries. Their deeds created a 
momentary sensation, and were forgotten. Meantime they 
feed and fatten at the public expense, and the laws are 
juggled with, and justice delayed and finally defeated alto- ; 
gether. How long the people will endure this sort of thing 
is a problem; but it would seem that the limit had almost ' 
been reached. Coupled with the recent alarming verdicts 
of jurors which set free murderers and endorse recourse to 
the pistol for trivial differences, the present situation is 
grave enough to arouse public sentiment to prompt and 
heroic remedies. 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTHK 



February 4, 1899. 



THE U. S. SENATE AND ITS DEGENERACY. 



IN its earlier days the United States Senate was a 
body that the nation had every right to be proud 
of, but in these latter times the glory thereof hath largely 
departed. There was a time when a splendid galaxy of 
talent was found in Webster, Clay, Calhoun and Benham. 
Later on there came Sumner, Edmunds, Morton and 
Evarts. With perhaps the single exception of Hoar, the 
Senate is to-day made up of men of the {small caliber of 
Piatt, Quay and Hanna, who are mighty powerful as 
local bosses, with not a statesmanlike idea in their heads. 
Yet they come from New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio, 
the three foremost States in the Union. If we can ob- 
tain nothing better from the great Empire State than a 
Piatt, what are we to expect from the wild and woolly 
West? The farther we proceed towards the setting sun, 
the fewer voters are entitled to two Senators, and those 
voters are presumably inferior in point of learning and 
ability to those found in the greater circles of population 
in the East. Prom Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, Montana, 
South Dakota, North Dakota, Nevada and Washington 
sixteen Senators are chosen by a less population than is 
to be found in New York State alone, which has to be sat- 
isfied with but two Senators. Who knows anything of 
those sixteen Senators? The time was when the names, 
sayings and doings of every man who had attained to the 
dignity of a United States] Senator were as familiar 
through the country as household words. Now there are 
few of us who can give even the names of these sixteen 
Senators correctly. As we come nearer to the Pacific 
Coast we find California, Oregon, and we had almost for- 
gotten Colorado, even though it happens just now to be 
the talk of the world. Here are three States with fewer 
people than there are in New York city alone, and yet 
the proportion of their Senatorial representation is as - is 
to 6. Is a form of government constituted in that way 
really republican? The Senate has powers far greater 
than attach to the House of Representatives, and has as- 
sumed a great many more to which it is not entitled. 
With its practice of defeatirg treaties, introducing and 
amending moDey bills, its courtesy of the Senate rule, and 
its power to defeat Presidential nominations to office, its 
powers transcend those of the Chief Executive and House 
of Representatives combined. There is, therefore, no use 
of either proposing any wise or beneficial thing that the 
other disapproves of. As a matter of fact, the Senate at 
times governs the country, and could do so at all times if 
its interests laid that way, as it is very possible they may 
someday. There are issues arising even now above the 
political horizon that ere long may cause the opinions of 
the people and of the Senate to be in violent antagonism. 
Labor troubles, socialistic proposals, anti-corporation 
hatreds, and other subjects of conflicting policies, may be- 
come burning questions any day. Is the Senate consti- 
tuted to withstand such a strain? 

We think not, and believe this to be a good time at which 
to call attention to the necessity for putting the 
Senate in a better position to resist unusual pressure. In 
the first place it is at present made up in a most indefens- 
ible way. It was never intended to be a popular body. 
Its main purpose was, in fact, to check the uDdue baste of 
the vox populi. To put a stopper on ill considered legisla- 
tion, rather than imitate unwise measures of its own, was 
the motive and reason for its creation. To accomplish 
these ends, it was made as strong to resist pressure as 
the early Father's could make it. Long and strong de- 
bates were held on the subject matter. All parties 
were agreed that upon the success of their attempt to es- 
tablish a conservative and invulnerable second chamber, 
depended the safe working of the United States constitu- 
tion. To this end the smaller States were given an equal 
representation with the larger ones. States' rights were, 
by this means, intended to be protected from the larger 
populations of New York, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts. 
Soon it was found that the balance of power was lodged in 
the hands of the smaller but more numerous States of the 
South. This gave rise to very natural dissatisfaction on 
both sides. The fierce antagonism of the South to the 
proposed Morrill tariff, imbued the North with anger, and 
the threats to reduce slavery to a minimum, caused the 
South to be exceedingly desirous of a fight. Fortunately 



the Senate was divided, and took up positions on both sides 
of the Potomac. Suppose the conditions had been differ- 
ent, and the Senate had been a unit against the House, 
and the President, what would have happened then ? 
There could have been no civil war, and no signing of the 
proclamation of emancipation. Whatmight have happened 
if the Senate had been united in favor of the South no man 
may pretend to know at this time of day, but what is certain 
is that our "House of Lords" constitutes a dangerous 
feature in our form of Government. 

It can never fulfill the mission expected of it while its 
representation is so manifestly unequal. It certainly 
cannot continue forever that two-thirds of the population 
are only allowed to indirectly choose one-third of the 
Senatorial power. No such arrangement can stand the 
test of argumentative discussion and it has only to meet 
severe opposition in order to fall to pieces. As a 
means to an end, it is proposed to choose better 
Senators by electing them by popular vote. Pos- 
sibly we should secure abler men in that way, and possibly 
we should not. But the weak point is not to be touched 
by any such method. We made a great mistake when we 
admitted so many new States on an equal basis with the old 
ones. The balance of power was disturbed and broken 
up. It was transferred from the conservative majority 
to the recklessly experimental minority. Fifty-cent dollars 
were to be made good enough for life insurance, bank sav- 
ings, mortgages, pensions, and for all debts, public and 
private. The Senate, strange to say, still stands for this 
policy of spoils, loot and confiscation. 

To meet all this, a new departure has soon got to be 
made. The election of Senators by the people would prob- 
ably work better than the preseut system. It would be 
likely to give us abler men. Better still, we think the 
plan should be to elect all the Senators by popular vote, 
on the same day that the presidential electors are chosen, 
that the Swiss method of accumulative voting be 
adopted, and that all the States vote in that way for 
eighty-eight Senators. The force of pubMc opinion at the 
back of men elected in that way would be great and equal, 
if anything would be, to any conceivable adverse pressure. 
These consid erations should not be lost upon any State that 
has yet to choose a Senator this year. There is much talk 
of money being used in several States to protect corporate 
interests. This is bad, but is only to be got rid of in one 
way. Let the corporations be relieved of the grip that 
the legislative harpies have upon them, and then there 
will be nothing left worth paying money for. On the other 
hand, permit the corporations to earn no more than a fair 
interest on their capital outlay, and thereby they and 
their patrons would be adequately protected, and the 
blackmailing of corporations, and buyieg of votes, become 
unknown. 

Put all wires The Supervisors at last Monday's meeting 
Underground, refused to give the Mutual Electric Light 
Company permission to erect electric 
poles in the residence part of the city. The reason given 
for this unexpected action was that electric poles are un- 
sightly and should not disfigure the streets; that all the 
wires ought to be placed under ground. There can be no 
two opinions on this head. Electric poles do disfigure the 
streets, and all wires should be placed underground. With 
this sentiment the News Letter is in hearty accord; but 
the Supervisors who opposed the Mutual Electric people 
occupy an untenable position, for the reason that they re- 
fuse that company privileges which they accord its com- 
petitors. On Hyde street to-day are being erected dozens 
of poles to carry wires. The companies now having poles 
stuck in the ground in the residence part of the city are 
going on adding miles upon miles of overhead wires and 
planting poles wherever business will warrant. If the 
Supervisors grant these privileges to one they cannot hon- 
estly refuse them to the other. The defense of their 
action is unworthy of them, and should not be tolerated. 
No dust can be thrown in the people's eyes by any such a 
thin plea. The Supervisors were elected to treat every- 
body with fairness. 

The News Letter, however, is opposed to all overhead 
wires and unsightly timbers along the streets. Let the 
Supervisors order all to be treated alike. Let them per- 
emptorily stop the erection of poles in San Francisco by 



February 4, 1899. 



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•or company, amlt' 

. uhi 

00, has 3I1 
downtown rlisl 

: 

all the wires unde rground. and «e believe that the Mutual 
Company wiil !>. willing to tuke its ch&OCI 

any and all competitors. 

Th« Annual Raid February is here, and the time for the 
Upon annual raid upon the g reat corporation, 

Spring Valley. the majority of whose stockholders are 
stdeni right here, is at hand. This 
month it is supposed that the Supervisor? are bound to fix 
the water rates to be charged by Spring Valley. The law 
says that such charges >»«.<' be fixed during the month of 
February in each and every year. The Supreme Court 
holds that the statute is only directory, and that it does 
not invalidate an ordinance enacted as near to the or- 
dained period as the circumstances permitted, and es- 
pecially so if nobody is damnified thereby. We all remem- 
ber how George K. Fitch and his allies endeavored to oust 
the Board of Supervisors from their offices on the ground 
of not having fulfilled the literal obligations imposed upon 
them. There proved to be nothing in that contention. 
Yet the uew Board will endeavor to live up to the words 
of the constitution, and rates will be fixed this month. It 
appears that the cost of the betterments during the year 
amounted to over $1,000,000, and of course interest will 
have to be allowed on that increase of capital. You can- 
not eat your cake and have it. You cannot increase your 
mains and pipes in readiness for an increased business, 
without expecting an enlarged tax rate. As a necessity, 
therefore, the total income of Spring Valley will have to 
be larger next year than it was the year before, and for 
the good reason that the total capital upon which it is 
right to pay interest will be larger. It appears that dur- 
ing last year the income did not show a profit, and was 
not equal to paying the usual 6 per cent dividend, but it 
happened that the balance in favor of profit and loss, and 
carried over from previous years, was more than sufficient 
to make up the deficiency, and the usual dividend was 
paid. All this shows that the rates accorded the company 
are not excessive. It will be well to leave well enough 
alone. Or, if there be any change, the figures demonstrate 
that it should be in the direction of increasing the margin 
of safety. 

The report made by the company clearly sets out its 
financial condition, its earnings, dividend payments and 
disbursements, and is hereto attached: 
RECEIPTS. 

From water rents of private consumers $1 490,921 55 

From water rents of city and county 245,165 50 

From water rents of shipping 51,623 96 

$1,787,II1J (10 
From other sources 50,76] 05 

Total income $1,838,362 05 

DISBURSEMENTS. 

For operating expenses $ 458,750 80 

For taxes 131 282 24 

For interest 538,029 05 

$1,128,662 09 

Dividends paid (11 months) 766,500 00 

$1,895,102 09 

Loss $ 50.800 04 

Paid on account of new construction and permanent im- 
provements $1,174978 13 

(Signed) 

SPRING VALLEY WATER WORKS. 

By Ohas. Webh Howard', President. 
Pei.ham W. Ames, Secretary. 

Accompanying the bound volume, which contained a list 
of all those who are consumers of Spring Valley water, 
was the following explanatory letter: 

To the Honorable. Board of Supervisors of the City and Count;/ of 
San Francisco— Gentlemen: Herewith is presented to your honor- 
able board the annual report ot the Spring Valley Water Works for 






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■:. the year h«< re- 
ldllure (or permanent lm- 

tn tl e necessary of the nrw San Andreas 

anl and other permat,. 
nents, all made OiOMiary by Hie demand* arising upon the 
ring the year. You will also ob«erre an increase in the 
operating e\, : by the extra amonnt of pumping 

uecessaruy d ml of the dry season, to meet the demand 

for water. Tim extra expense amounts in round numbers to $&5,000 
more man (or the preceding year— the total for the vcar 1898 being 
-" anl the total fur the preceding year but . The 

different-!- between these last two sunn L) less than the extra coat of 
pumping 1u.l1 difference being JJI.il I, thus showing that the oper- 
ating expenses in ihe aggregate in other departments was that much 
le>* during the year;istis than in 1897. 

The particular* called for by resolution No. R1S t Fourth Series) of 
yo ir honorable board will be ready and furnished to your commitee 
rat meeting to consider the question of fixing rates. Re- 
specifully yours. 

Tut: SrBIKO Vaiiiy \V\tf.k Works. By Cmari.es Wf.hu Howard, 

President. 



No Senator January has come and gone, but there is no 
Yet. Senator yet. Legislators have worked by 
day and worked by night, but nothing has 
come of it, save a change of Speakers under very discredit- 
able circumstances. A drag-net search has been made 
for bribers ani bribed, but only the man in the Chair was 
caught. The worst abused man among the candidates, 
Colonel Dan Burns, came out of the investigation without 
a smirch. It was charged incessantly that he was draw- 
ing immense sums from the railroad treasury and from his 
Mexican mine with which to bribe members, but nothing 
in the long-drawn-out investigation pointed to anything of 
the kind. The Call now makes the unique concession that 
the principal claim that sustains Colonel Burns is that two 
newspapers are bitterly opposing him. It is a strange 
and wonderful admission, that ought not to have been per- 
mitted to escape what is supposed to be a trained 
editorial mind. If the large support Colonel Burns is re- 
ceiving, both in and out of the Legislature, is being given 
him because of the bitter attacks of two newspapers— the 
Call and Chronicle — it is a sad reflection upon the conduct, 
character, and influence of those two boasting organs of 
public opinion. Colonel Burns' support is greatly due to 
that large class of the people who despise malice in journal- 
ism. They know that the two journals in question are ly- 
ing by day, lying by night, and lying from the very lust of 
lying about Colonel Burns, and all because he has, without 
a newspaper, run them out of signt in the Senatorial race. 
During the campaign he was " a good enough Morgan for 
them." They kept his company, courted his friendship^ 
kowtowed to him in politics, allowed him to name the Leg- 
islative ticket (which is now very naturally voting for him), 
and were familiar enough to address each other by their 
given names. Spreckels and de Young were bidding 
against each other for bis support as Senatorial candi- 
dates. He kept his own counsel, made no promises, but, at 
the right time, made known his desire to have the cake 
for himself. Such little difficulties are natural, and have 
often occurred before, but always, until now, the Republi- 
can Party has followed a time-honored custom in settling 
them. The members elected met in caucus, and the ma- 
jority candidate became the candidate of all. The news- 
paper proprietor who is faithful to public interests should 
be honored as he deserves, but he should not be a candidate 
for a public office. 

Men Who Can The Butcher's and Grocer's Associations 
Pay But Won't, are still battling at Sacramento for the 
passage of a bill to enable them to collect 
their bills from men who can pay, but won't. Some curious 
facts have come out before the committee having the 
■ measure in charge. Attorney Armstrong says that there 
is now no law on the statute book by which a creditor can 
collect his claim, except his creditor is in business, and 
, owns a stock in trade not under mortgage. About every 
thing else, except money, is exempt from execution, and, 
of course, money is easily hidden away. He says that 
policemen, at a rule, hate to pay their bills, and that no 
fewer than 80 of them have been blackmarked by the As- 
sociations he represents. He mentioned the case of a 



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February 4, 1899. 



polbe sergeant as a typical one. Said the Attorney: — "He 
owed a butcher $10, and when I tried to collect it, he 
swore at me and called me all sorts of names. After an 
effort, worth more than the debt, we succeeded in collect- 
ing one half of it, but no more." These are astonishing 
revelations in regard to the peace and law enforcing 
officials of a great city. Policemen are paid salaries fully 
adequate to the maintenance of themselves and families, 
and public opinion is greatly at fault or they come in for 
much more. Their refusal to pay their bills indicates one 
of two things. Either their methods of living are too ex- 
travagant for their means, or they are not honestly in- 
clined to pay what they owe; in either case they ought not 
to continue in the offices they hold. But the Butcher's 
and Grocer's attorney went further and arraigned the 
members of the profession to which he himself belonged. 
Said he: — "Attorneys are dead bilks as a class. In fact 
most professional men hate to pay their just bills." He 
hinted that possibly policemen and attorneys best know 
that their is no law to collect an unsecured debt. A 
debtor may have money in the hands of a friend, but if you 
cannot put your finger upon it, you cannot attach it. 
That is why it would be well to amend the law in such a 
way that a fraud summons could be issued, and the debtor 
and all his cronies put under examination. If it clearly ap- 
peared that money was hidden away in order to defraud 
the creditor, will anybody say that it would be cruel, or 
imprisonment for debt, if he were sent to jail until he be- 
came conscious that dishonesty does not pay? To be poor 
is one thing, over which the police should have no sur- 
veillance; to be dishonest is to be a criminal who should be 
sent to herd with his kind. It is the poor that have in the 
end to pay for the frauds of the dishonest. It is the poor 
who haveto make good the losses of tradesmen by bad 
debts. In answer to all this, the poor man's yellow 
champion tells us that the butcher, baker, and grocer 
should give no credit at all. That is to say, the honest 
poor must starve because there are men who can pay but 
will not. By them and their kind the laws have been too 
long prepared. Now let us make the man who is a debtor 
without reason, even-up matters for honest debtors. 



Are Wo At War What is our present status in regard to 
With the Filipinos? In Congress we are mak- 

The Filipinos? ing a passionate verbal war for their 
independence. In the islands actual 
hostilities are impending for the same purpose. Filipinos 
say it is deliverance at once, or fight. They are armed, 
camped, and ready for the fray, in and around Manila. 
They say that their war with the Spanish is not yet over, 
and they say that in consequence they will not deliver up 
the 15,000 prisoners they still hold. Meanwhile, if the 
Paris treaty is ratified, the duty is upon us to pay over 
the $20,000,000, for property of which a large part was 
never conquered by Spain, and another part was in the 
hands of the insurgents. Spain sold what she had no title 
to; a fact about which we made no enquiry. They insist 
that they are governing, and are well fitted to govern 
their own country, and things are certainly looking that 
way. They are making a far better showing than the 
Cubans as to why, if the Eastern island is to control its 
own destiny, the Western ones should also. In diplo- 
macy they are making as good a stand as on the battle 
field. They will not listen to the word nay, and are pre- 
paring to give as good as we can at present send. The 
troops we now have at Manila can hardly hold the place 
against the Filipinos. Their cause is being fought in Con- 
gress with an enthusiasm and an eloquence worthy of the 
revolutionary fathers, and it does not look as if the treaty 
will be ratified, or further supplies voted for the army. 
In this anomalous state of affairs, the Filipinos are ready 
for a fight and eager to bring it on. Our administration 
is nothing loth. It is proposing to arrest the Philippine 
ambassadors and try them for treason, and is hurrying 
more troops to Manila, where they cannot arrive for 30 
days. There is no telling what mischief may be done by 
that time; moreover the comii_g of more troops will be 
known to the Filipinos in a day or two, and by that time 
we may be in for a terrible war. These things do not look 
well at present. 




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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 




"Hw the Crier!" "Wbil the derll art thou'" 
"One torn! will play (he derll, sir, with jou." 

11 'P'EAR God, tell the truth, and make monev." These 
J are the three inspiring motives of the News Let- 
ter's existence ; and as the Crier is incapable of the Brat, 
never was successful in the last, he takes delight in the 
second injunction. And there is a wide field for useful 
activity in this direction. There are so many fraudulent 
devices for making money, and so many suckers to en- 
courage these tbinly-veneered agents of his sulphuric maj- 
esty, that San Francisco has become a paradise of the 
faker — from the champion of the electric belt, that prom- 
ises to make impotent old age retrace its feeble steps 
to fiery youth, down to the swindling lotteries. There 
are skin doctors, slot machines, and marriage bureaus, 
but of all the bare-faced shams the vendor of electric 
belts so widely advertised as the star of hope to waning 
age are the most shameless. These fakers support fine 
offices, and pay thousands of dollars monthly to advertise 
their lies, in order to catch the silly and the credulous, 
and as cleanly rob them of their gold as ever did a 
highwayman. The skin-doctors swear to beautify my 
lady's rough face for a consideration, and for her wrinkled, 
sallow skin, promise the smooth and blooming cheek of 
youth. They take her coin, and often poison her face, dis- 
figure her countenance, and do her permanent injury. 
The health and beauty promised by these two classes of 
fraud are never realized ; but the fakers, male and female, 
wear fine raiment, eat three meals a day, and retain their 
personal liberty, while many a less wicked swindler eats his 
meals in solitary confinement. The astrologist, the for- 
tune-teller, the lottery frauds, and robbing gambling de- 
vices all take your money and give,you nothing in return. 
Of a truth, the wages of sin in San Francisco are as far 
from death as Sacramento is at present from salvation. 

F what rare quality is that Oakland attorney, who 
proclaims that lawyers are regarded as dead beats. 
Himself being a lawyer, his 
right to speak may be unques- 
tioned; but in what moment of 
mental aberration came he to 
speak the truth! The explan- 
ation is unraveled when the 
fact is know that be runs a col- 
lection bureau, and his breth- 
ren of the bar are the hardest 
picking that ever a night- 
prowling jackal dug from the 
shallow ground. Small wonder 
that the bill for imprisonment 
for debt has little show to get 
through the legislature. The 
legal profession has the differ- 
ent escape holes in the law well 
defined, and at present it is no 
trick at all to beat an honest 
debt. It is quite as easy for a 
lawyer to beat his bills, as it is 
for a fifteen ton schooner to 
pass through the Golden Gate. 

CHICAGO Christian Scientists are subscribing funds 
for three monuments to be built in the Windy City. 
The sect has a considerable following here, and has al- 
ready erected innumerable monuments wherever its ad- 
herents exist; every living Christian Scientist is a monu- 
mental ass. 

THE city of Havana has been divided into one hundred 
plumbing districts for sanitary purposes— which 
means the rise of one hundred millionaires in the Gem of 
the Antilles. 








FII.I ho have difficulty in curing their patient* 

or in subduing them, should 

wielder of the scalpel, att. 
nc time ago was so ill tl . 
mind was affected, and he imagined that he was Sharkey 
and the lector, C .-it. The physician called, 

and the rich man prescribed a change of medical diet. He 
donned the "mils. " and bade Buckley do the same. The 
patient and the doctor fiddled fur openings and Coleman 
made the first attack, landing a heavy blow on the 
doctor's wind. When the physician recovered, he smote 
his adversary on the nose and drew a quantity of claret. 
The treatment must have been successful, for Coleman is 
happv and hearty to-day, and the doctor is suing him for 
#11, mm for having spared I his life. The account does not 
show how much he charged for the blow, or whether he 
appears as a pugilist or a physician; but the case opens 
up an entirely new field of operations for muscular gentle- 
men of the medical profession. In cases where the patient 
is vigorous, the introduction of clubs might be successfully 
attempted. In this case Coleman should file an offset for 
services, as he himself suggested the prescription. 

JUDGE Dunne spitted a jury in his Court last Wednes- 
day for having declared that a brute who twice shot 
his wife in a crowded restaurant was guilty of assault 
only. The Judge declared the verdict of the idiots who 
signed it an " outrage on justice." The man invited his 
wife to dinner, and, over the meat, shot her because she 
refused to live with him. An ingenious lawyer contended 
that no malice was proven because the woman was not 
killed! To this view the noble freemen who disgrace the 
name of citizens, readily yielded and proclaimed the shooter 
guilty of simple assault. The Judge very properly roasted 
these bulwarks of our liberties, and, strangely enough, 
they gave evidence of sanity by "squirming in their seats." 
Had the pistoleer shot his wife through the heart without 
the waste of a superfluous charge, they would doubtless 
have cleared him. Evidently the Rosser case is bearing 
its legitimate fruits. 

SAN FRANCISCO declared by the unimpeachable 
votes and inscrutable stupidity of twelve men, good 
and true (heaven save that mark), that a drunken soldier 
might kill an inoffensive citizen and be innocent; now 
comes another peerless cluster of witless male adults, who 
record the fact that the loaded Jehu of a loaded beer wagon 
may run down a delicate woman and babe in the street 
without fear of greater pumshment than the gnawings of 
bis own conscience. The woman was done to death by the 
horses' hoofs and the grinding wheels ; but the babe sur- 
vived. The muddy metaled twelve, remembering the es- 
cape of the infant commended the drunken creature's skill- 
ful driving and freed him, when he should have been sent 
to practice the convicts' lock-step. 

SGAIN the puissant red right hand of the agile and 
aggressive mother-in-law has asserted itself in de- 
fense of the down-trodden and against the tyrant man. 
What need have we for courts to wring tardy justice 
from wretched male off enders so long as there are mothers 
of the Shafer stripe, who at a single blow loosen a dozen 
firm set teeth and let out copious streams of bad blood 
from the brazen chops of obdurate husbands of our 
daughters? The sacred precincts of Judge Hebbard's 
court-room offered no bar to the onslaught of this pugil- 
istic lady, who fought first and, in vindication of her pet- 
ticoats, fainted afterwards! Egad, the rights of woman! 
From such rights as the sanguinary Shafer's, heaven save 
us all. 

PIGGOTT, pickpocket, thief and all-round villain, has a 
pull strong enough to separate him from solitary con- 
finement in the City Hall. The police have energetically 
tried to send this industrious accumulator of other people's 
property across the bay, but in some mysterious manner 
the courts have failed to act on his case; continuances 
ha-ve been granted, papers juggled, indictments strangled, 
and pickpocket Piggott again and again turned loose to 
prey on the public. Where lies the trouble? The detec- 
tive force should be able to place their finger on the rot- 
ten spot in the department where justice is dispensed with. 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER 



February 4, 1899. 




?Ve obey no wand but Pleasure's." — Tom Moore. 



ftLL the usual ingredients for conventional farces are 
mixed into Why Smith Left Borne, except drunken- 
ness. I can't imagine why drunkenness was left out. It 
is so solid with the public as a subject for laughter, and 
Mr. Broadhurst has used everything else that has been 
tried often enough before to prove its safety beyond a 
doubt. Moreover, there is a luncheon scene which almost 
forces it into the play. You kDow how easily one gets 
drunk on the stage, so that one may have a drunken 
scene, but to my utter amaze Mr. Arbuckle and Mr. 
Peters rose up sober from the table and went right on 
with the play. There are mistaken identities, marital 
suspicions, kisses, lies, foreign dialects, a hen-pecked hus- 
band, an aunt who fills the office of stage mother-in-law, 
a husband-hunt'ng old maid — everything but drinking and 
talking of drink. I cannot believe it is Mr. Broadhurst's 
good taste which prompted him to leave out drunkenness. 
I am sure he just forgot it, because his taste is frequently 
none of the nicest. I have always considered it in the 
worst taste to flirt with one's domestic servants. It is a sin 
against good form not to be forgiven even in earliest youth, 
much less in a husband. Flirting with the servants is one 
of the staples of Wliy Smith. Left Home. Mr. Broadhurst 
evidently believes in the efficacy of the husband-hunting 
old maid. He had her in Jones, and be has her again in 
Smith. One laughs at her, I suppose, as one laughs at 
one's father's jokes, out of mere politeness to do the ex- 
pected thing, but I never can find her anything but dis- 
gusting or pathetic, and degrading to the actress who 
plavs her. 

Why Smith Left Home is one of the plays about which 
the suitable thing to say is that its many absurd situa- 
tions kept the audience in roars of laughter. Personally 
I found it amusing just so long as Mrs. Yeamans was on 
the stage. Mrs. Yeamans as the cooklady is worth the 
two hours and a half of time it takes to see the play. She 
has the real humor which charms in any guise, and as 
Secretary of the Cookladies' Union she has a chance to 
show her well-known skill as an Irish character actress. 
There are plenty of farcical situations in the play, and 
sudden unexpected turns which are not to be denied in- 
genuity; but take it altogether, it is too conscienceless a 
piece of work. The first act is occupied with filling the 
house full of relations on any old pretext, and the ruses by 
which the complications are contrived are quite devoid of 
cleverness. The play almost comes to an end soon after 
the beginning of the second act, when Mrs. Smith forgives 
her husband, but it goes on again not by a process of con- 
tinuous development, but by the abrupt introduction of 
new matter. There is prettiness in the final reconcilia- 
tion, and the last line, "If they want to know why Smith 
left home, tell them it was because he was in love with his 
wife," but the whole scheme of the servants' ball is poorly 
imagined and worked. 

The farce is veil enough played by the company at the 
California. To Mrs. Yeamans, as I said before, belong 
the star praises. Mr. Maelyn Arbuckle is very energetic 
in the part of Smith, so is Miss Stuart in the part of Mrs. 
Smith. Mr. Peters does some clever work as a conven- 
tional Frenchman, so does Mr. Williams as a still more 
overdrawn German. 

About the best two-part vaudeville sketch I have ever 
seen is Milton Nobles' Wliy Walker Reformed, which he 
and his wife, Dolly Nobles, are playing at the Orpheum. 
It is replete with "business," which the good vaudeville 
sketch must be, for one has always to count on about a 
quarter of the lines being lost, but it is not the anything- 
for-a-laugh kind of "business" of so many of the sketches 



one sees, it is all suitable to the story, and within the 
range of comedy. The plot is nothing new in its first con- 
ception, — a drunken husband, an indignant wife, a mis- 
take, and a reconciliation, — but it is so skilfully worked 
out that it not only makes the unthinking laugh, but sat- 
isfies those who cannot find amusement in careless and in- 
consequent work. Mr. Nobles does an especially clever 
bi1 of jag-acting, the process of sobering up is done with 
perfect plausibility, and Mrs. Nobles plays the part of the 
wife quite acceptably. 

Mdlle. Giacinta della Rocca, a fair young violinist, does 
another good turn at the Orpheum this week. She plays 
selections from 77 Trovatore, and other music calculated to 
hit the taste of a vaudeville audience, and plays it so well 
that it is unfortunate we shall not have the opportunity of 
hearing her in something more worthy of her talents. 
Her good looks and her playing both made the desired 
impression on the audience. 

Other excellent new turns are Derenda and Breen, club 
swingers, and Willy Ozeola, equilibrist, who are the best 

of their kind. 

* * * 

The Alcazar company is again cast in the congenial at- 
mosphere of rural sunshine. In Kidder's Peaceful Valley 
the stage claptrap surrounding Sister Martha's marriage 
is almost forg-iven because of the pleasant air of comedy 
which pervades the play. In a play written for Mr. Sol 
Smith Russell, the fat, of course, all falls to the star. Mr. 
Ernest Hastings, who now plays his part, succeeds very 
well in extinguishing his own personality in that of Hosea 
Howe, and his performance in a part so different from 
anything he has played here before adds something to his 
reputation for versatility, already well established. His 
conception is excellent, and he marks very well the differ- 
ence in Hosea before and after he has been to New York. 
Miss Howe must also be credited with versatility. She 
can play anything from a grand dame to a farmer's wife, 
and is certainly one of the most useful members of the Al- 
cazar company. She makes a pleasant figure as Hosea's 
mother, and Mr. Clarence Montaine does a good bit of 
character work as Jotham Ford. The juveniles are very 
attractively played by Mr. Daniel Halifax and Miss Laura 
Crews. The play will run a second week. 

Hubert Henry Dayies. 



The present Tivoli company can cast almost any light 
opera with a good chance of success, and this week it was 
Offenbach's famous La Perichoh that was chosen. Miss 
Annie Myers, who has done much good work since she . 
joined the Tivoli company, sang the title part, and as 
usual sang her music prettilv. Miss Holmes played 
Piquillo, and Miss Holmes in tights is always an effective 
figure. Mr. Stevens, Mr. Pruette, Mr. West and Mr. 
Branson were also in the cast. Oscar Weil's Suzttte will 
be revived on Monday for one week. 

Madame Aenes Fried gave a concert at the Sherman- 
Clay Hall last Tuesday evening. Madame Fried, who sang 
the well-known opera from "Samson and Delilah," the 
Bach-Gounod "Ave Maria," and songs by Carl Bohm and 
Gerald Lane, has a soprano voice of pleasing quality and 
strong in the upper register. She was assisted by Mr. 
Guilio Minetti and Miss Hilda Newman. 

Mrs. Fairweather's second lecture on the Wagner 
music-dramas will be given next Tuesday afternoon, Feb- 
ruary 7tb, at the Century Club Hall, under the auspices 
of Madame Von Meyerinck. 

Professor Macart comes to the Orpheum next week 
with a troupe of dogs and monkeys, said to be highly ac- 
complished. There are two or three other new acts, and 
the four excellent new turns of this week remain. 

This is the programme for Madame Teresa Carreno's 
first piano recital, which takes place on Monday evening 
next: 1. (a) Fantasie Chromatique and Fugue (Bulow's edi- 
tion), Bach; (b) Sonata— C Sharp, minor, op. 27, No. 2. 
Adagio, Allegretto, Allegro Mol*o, Beethoven. 2. (a) 
Two Preludes — B flat, G flat; (b) Nocturne— G major, op. 
37; (c) Etude— G flat; (d) Polonaise— A flat, op. 53; Chopin. 
3. (a) Impromptu, op. 142, No. 2, Schubert: (b) Soiree 
de Vienne, Schubert-Liszt: (c) La Campanella, Etude, 
Paganini-Liszt. 4. (a) Sonetto del Pet rare a; (b) Rhapso- 
die Hongroise, No. 6, Liszt. 



February 4, 1899 



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Thp WardeJamesKidclpr combination will | 

r on Mondav. Tuesday. Thursday and I 

evenings next wpek. OtMlo on Wednesday tod s 
and «• r.lav matinee, and 

■ ih 

•nr will be played at the California 
Theatre through next week. 

Opanlng of th« S\s Jl 

victory Thaatr*. The opening of the victory Tl 

was an event of prime import.™. ■ 
San Jose on Thursday evening. The Victory is the 
theatre built bv the heirs of the Phelan estate- -".lain. 
Phelan, Alice Phelan Sullivan, and Mary L. Phelan— and 
it was opened befittingly with a performance of c 
comedy. Tin School /or Scandal, by the triumvirate of 
stars whom we shall see at the Columbia Theatre next 
week. Second only to our own Morosco's in size, the 
Victory is second to no theatre on the Coast in the matters 
of elegance and convenience. I had leisure before the per- 
formance to tread its soacious vestibules (it excels es- 
pecially in respect to walking space), to admire its deco- 
rations of pink and blue, and its deep, wide stage, and to 
peer into several of its brand new dressing rooms, and, 
though everything looked expensive, I am thankful to say 
that neither Mr. Hall, the manager, nor any of his subor- 
dinates who conducted me told me how much anything 
cost. 

All fashionable San Jose turned out to attend the open- 
ing, and all plebeian San Jose was in the street in rows and 
bunches to see it attend. Fashionable San Jose, with 
jewels and bows in its hair, and tightly packed in orchestra 
and boxes, gave the house quite an operatic appearance. 

San Francisco society and drama was represented by 
Mayor Phelan, William Greer Harrison, S. 6. Murphy, and 
Managers Gottlob and Marx. Mr. Fay, manager of the 
Phelan estate, was also there, and Mr. Stanton, who might 
well look with satisfaction on the drop scene he painted, 
which is a very pretty piece of work and far more artistic 
than anything we have in San Francisco, though indeed it 
deserves more praise than that. To mark the gala occasion 
there were ponderous programmes for the ladies and the 
press, with bas-reliefs of Admiral Dewey on the front as 
thick as pincushions. 

As becoming the fashion even in San Jose, the audience 
was late in arriving, so that it was considerably after 
half-past eight when the curtain rose on Lady Sneerwell's 
dressing-room. The triumvirate adopts Daly's arrange- 
ment of the scenes, so that we do not meet Sir Peter and 
his lady at home until we have met them in society. Miss 
Kidder, of course, plays Lady Teazle and plays her 
cleverly, emphasizing the country maiden side of the char- 
acter more than the lady of fashion in her deportment. It 
is sometimes reminiscent of Miss Rehan's Lady Teazle, but 
no slavish copy. Mr. Warde plays Joseph Surface; and 
plaved him, I thought, in the earlier scenes, with just the 
right mixture of apparent good fellow and hypocrite. 
Enough of.the man of fashion to catch the fancy of Lady 
Teazle and enough of the hypocrite for the audience not to 
mistake him, even supposing they did not know the play, 
which one is always supposed to suppose. Mr. James, 
somewhat slimmer than of yore, plays Charles Surface 
with plenty of gusto. Mr. Harry Langdon is an excellent 
Sir Peter, and Mrs. Vandenhoff makes a good Mrs. Can- 
dour. The company seems well balanced, and will no 
doubt find favor in San Francisco next week; and if all the 
plays are staged as well as The School for Scandal, we 
shall not need to complain on that account. 

Hubert Henry Davies. 



In getting your carpets freshened and cleaned for the spring- 
now tbat good weather is here — remember that the Pioneer Steam 
carpet beating machines of J. SpauldiDg & Co., 353 Tehama street, 
give perfect satisfaction. Cleans them without injury. All work 
done promptly and at reasonable rates. 

Pacific Goast dockey Glub. &«»«»«»» t B a Ck . 

"A feast for the eyes." 
Five or more races daily. 

FEB. 6th to FEB. 18th. 

Trains leave Third-street Station at 12 '45 and 1 :15 p. m. Round 
trip tickets, 2fi oents. Eleotrio cars on Mission and Kearny 
streets every three minutes. Admission $1.01, 
F. H. Green Seoretary. S. N. AKDHODS, President. 



Metropolitan Temple. 

Engagement Extraordinary ! 

MADAME TERESA CARRENO 

The World's Greatest Pltnlnte. 

Three Grand Recitals: 

Monday Evening, February 6th 

Wednesday Evening, February 8th, 

Sstu'day Matinee, February 11th, at 2:30 d. m. 

Seats od sale at San Francisco Music Co., 225 butter street. 



Prices: $1. $1.50, $2. 



(Cbickerlng piano used.] 



T' | ' r\ i—i Mrs. Ernestine Kreling, 

I VOl f WDSra riOUSC Proprietor and Manager. 

Last nfghts of La Pf,rtch.»i,e. 

Next week. Every evening; Saturday matinee. By request. 

Oscar Well's comedy opera 

SUZETTE. 

Great cast; lovely music; beautiful scenery; correct costumes; 

sppropr ate accessories. 

Thursday evpning. February 9th, benefit of the Free Ward 

and Clu.ic of th« California Eye and Ear Hospital 

Next, the fantastio opera, MADELEINE, or, "The Magic 

Kiss." by Stange & Edwards, author and composer of "The 

Wedding Day." 

Popular prices, 25c. and 5Jo. Our Telephone, Bush 9. 

N. B.— A reserved seat for the matinee, 25c. 

Gl'r • /-ri J. Gottlob, Marx & Co., 

B\ ITOmia I nea tre. Lessees and Managers. 

Has won public favor Beginning next Monday, second and last 
week of George H. Broadhurst's comedy hit, 

WHY SMITH LEFT HOME, 

Presented by a really great oast. 

February 13th: Black Patti's Troubadours. 



CI L ' TL J. Th e "Gem" Theatreof the Coast. 

olumbia I neatre, Gotuob, Marx&co.. 

Lessees and Managers. 

Extraordinary event. Beginning Monday night. Managers 
Wa^enhals & Kemper present the great triple star combination, 

LOUIS dAMES 
KATHRYN KIDDER 
FREDERICK WARDE 
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday evenings and Saturday 
matinee, Tho School fob Scandal; Wednesday and Sunday 
evenings, Oihecl'j; Saturday evening. Macbeth. 
Each play a production of scenic splendor. 

n I TL J_ Fred Belasco, Lessee. 

AAlCaZar I neaXre. Mark Thall, Manager. 'Phone Main 2M 

Monday. February 6th, second and last week of Sol Smith Rus- 
sell's beautiful comedy-drama, 

PEACEFUL VALLEY. 

February I3r.li, the Paris and London latest faree success, 

A BAD LOT. 
Alcazar prices- I5o, 25o, 35o, 50c. 



Ol San Francisco's Greatest Mus 

r n 6 U m . between Stookton and Powell i 



San Francisco's Greatest Music Hall. 
1 streets. 



O'Farrell St. 



Week commencing Monday, February 6ih. PROF> MAGART 
and his wonderful troupe of Performing Dogs and Monkeys; 
Schrode Brothers, acrobats and pantcmimists; Stine & Evans 
tn a comedy melange, "A Frisky Doctor;" Milton and Dolly 
Nobles; Glacinta Delia Rocco; Derenda &Breen; Willy Ozeola, 
and the great Dark town Sensatlcn, ' Clorindy." 
Reserved seats 25o; balcony 10c; opera chairs and box seats 50c 
Matinees Wednesday. Saturday, and Sunday. 



Orpheurn-Extra. 



Second season, seventh concert, Thursday afternoon, February 
Bth, at 3:15, of the 

S8N FRANGISGO SYMPHONY SOCIETY 

Fritz Scheel, Musical Direotor. 

Programme inclu es: Overture, "Tannhauser." Wagtei; Sym- 
phony "Joan of Arc," Moskowsky. 

Prices, 75c, $1 and $1.50. Seats on sale at the Orpheumonand 
after Monday, February flth. 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



February 4, 1899. 




There are few unbiased persons 
What the Legislature connected with the promotion of 
Could do for Mining, enterprises looking towards the 
procurement of capital for the de- 
velopment of California gold mines who have not learned 
by experience that it is useless to expect any assistance 
from local capitalists. They have no money to venture in 
anything which may benefit anyone but th> mselves. It is 
not their policy to assist JohD Smith or Bill Brown to fat- 
ten at their expense. They ai e quite willing to keep their 
cash intact and permit the others to keep their experience. 
To talk about the promising prospects of any mining venture 
may be all very well for the foreign tenderfoot; they are 
content to treat the matter with a sneer. Most of these 
selfish upstarts obtained their wealth through the mines 
of California, one way or the other, and they know just 
enough to realize that the safest plan for them is to let 
well enough alone and increase thei 1 - pile by a high-interest 
system of money-lending. People with small means here, 
who would like to put money into mining enterprises, hesi- 
tate to do so from the fact that it is so difficult to get 
sufficient funds together to develop a mine on anything 
like a large scale, aDd also for the reason that over one- 
half of the alleged mining experts operating in this city 
are frauds, who would not hesitate to rob their nearest 
relative if an opportunity offered. This puts the owners 
of mining prospects in a bad plight. The foreign investor 
has no use for the small, undeveloped property. He has 
not the sense to appreciate its value. What this class of 
operators are looking for is the "going concern," with a 
large reduction plant and a big hole in the ground with 
the leavings of an ore body. The expert who knows how 
to hold favor with the idiots who employ him, must be able 
to predict bonanzas a mile ahead of him, always on the eve 
of development and never in sight. By this means he can 
hold his job, and a scheming board of directors can keep 
on robbing the sharehoiders by the re-construction of a 
company, until they grow weary of the burden and fall by 
the way out of sheer exhaustion. This system has been 
the curse of California. To end it and build up the gold 
mining industry, something should be done to heip the 
men who work the mines, and who are as far removed in 
point of honesty from the shining humbugs in broadcloth 
as a parson is from a highwayman. By affording this 
worthy and industrious class a chance to realize on ores 
which they extract in quantities insufficient to enable 
them to build their own mills, would render them inde- 
pendent of outside capital, aDd put them in a position to 
proceed with the work of development. The State Legis- 
lature could do this by supplying the State Mining Bureau 
with sufficient money^ to establish reduction works at one 
or two points where 'they might prove useful. The State 
Mineralogist could doubtless suggest the best location for 
at least two plants of the kind, where the experiment 
might be tried under his supervision. Low grade ores 
could be accumulated at these establishments, purchased 
in small lots from the working miners at their assay value, 
until the bins were filled sufficiently to justify a run of the 
mill. Properly located, these plants, of the latest modern 
improved type, could be kept busy the year round, with a 
different tale to be told at the end of the year about the 
result of the State's bullion yield. The plan is about to be 
tried in the mining districts of South Africa and Australia, 
where "public batteries" are to be established. Private 
capital has already taken care of the small mine owner in 
Colorado and Montana by putting up works for the reduc- 
tion of this ore accumulations, purchased on assay value 
in lots running from a ton upward. This accounts for the 
sudden advance of what were formerly silver producing 
States into the front rank in the annual yield of gold. 
Vigorous effort should be made to give our California 
miners a similar opportunity to help themselves, and inci- 
dentally to help the State. 

THE movement of the San Francisco Stock Exchange 
to secure its legitimate share of trade in local stocks 
and bonds is likely to turn much of this class of business 
over to the Pine-street institution. 



The Mining and Engineering Review 
A Subject For of this city, which is rapidly making 

Legal Investigation, its way to the front rank as an inde- 
pendent and fearless advocate of the 
mining industry, is now engaged in an attempt to stamp 
out the fraudulent practices of schemers in this city who 
live by fleecing small investors who are inveigled into skil- 
fully woven webs. One of the systems to which attention 
is particularly directed is that in which what are termed 
" parent " companies are formed, with a number of side 
issues m the way of sub incorporations, from the sale of 
stock in which on specious promises the profits of opera- 
tion arise. If any specified case of this kind of business 
could be obtained for special investigation by the Grand 
Jury, it would have a vary cleansing effect upon the moral 
atmosphere. It would take a very clear-headed lawyer, 
of a greater ability than any likely to connect themselves 
with a business of this character, to steer clear of points 
which would come under the statute of frauds and keep 
the connubiators free from punishment. Some steps 
might be advantageously taken, with the aid of stock-holders 
who have been lured into a scheme of the kind, to make it 
a subject of legal investigation, and develop the inside 
workings of what must be classed as a very dangerous 
undertaking for all parties. We trust our able contem- 
porary will see its way clear to run some of the perpetra- 
tors of the methods it outlines in its last issue to earth, as 
a warning to others so viciously inclined. There are 
enough bunco games afloat now without the introduction 
of new ideas calculated to make the innocent and unsus- 
pecting investor suffer under the guise of legitimate min- 
ing enterprise. 

A more active condition of trading is 
The Comstock noticed in the Pine street mining mar- 
Looms Up Again, ket. For some time past business 

has been picking up with the brokers, 
and prices show a hardening tendency, notably in the 
North End shares. The pumping plant is now being in- 
stalled in the Con. Cal- Virginia mine, and it is hoped that 
within the next fortnight the work of clearing the lower 
levels of water will have commenced. This ought to create 
livelier times on the street, especially as it is well-known 
that ore will be available in the old bonanza mine when 
the water is lowered and under control. The other mines 
along the lode will also be in a position to resume work in 
ground which is known to be fertile in mineral, where in 
the past development was largely retarded by the dread 
of an inflow of water, which, under conditions existing 
then, could only be handled at a tremendous expense; 
a virtual bar to all further proceedings. With 
the improved facilities insured by the successful operation 
of the plant now installed at the North End. no difficulties 
of the kind need be anticipated, and the hunt for a new 
bonanza can go on without fear of interruption of any 
serious nature. It is the recognition of these changed 
conditions which has put new life in the Comstock share 
market, guaranteeing the return to the street of a host of 
old-time operators as eager as ever for speculation. The 
mercantile classes will in the long run reap the benefit, 
should the long hoped for boom at last materialize. 

The story about the recent gold 
The Latest strike in the Isabella Mine reads too 

Mining Sensation, much like the old nautical yarn 
treating of mountains of sugar and 
rivers of rum, to go down readily with a mining com- 
munity. The bogus self-dubbed experts all over the 
country will have an opportunity now afforded them 
to air their views on the merits of the find, which is 
doubtless as genuine as themselves, and the jobber 
in the stock will make hay while the sun shines. The 
most delighted of the coterie in the long run will likely be 
the men who coppered a stock which lacked strength at 
$1.50, on an alleged showing of millions in virgin gold. The 
market, which should be the best criterion of merit on the 
property, does not in this case substantiate the sensa- 
tional yarn rolled off in printer's ink. The memory of the 
Marguerite mine here still lingers. It took columns of a 
local daily to narrate the discovery of ore running 75,000 
to the ton, which, simmered upon investigation, down to 
a single high grade assay followed by a steady line of as- 
sessments ever since. Foxy manipulators and "yeex- 
perte" manage to get in some very fine work on occasions. 



Icbruaiy 4. 1899 



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HENRY IRVING LIKE9 HAMLET BEST 

Try Irving, has been very ill and 
- 'me time it was fearoil that he wou'ul never again 
appear on the stage However the latest news from hirr. 

it he anticipates making a tour of this coui.tr . 
time during the prosent year. In an interview I 
the following interesting estimate of some Shakespearian 
eharatti 

" Hamlet," he said, "I love for its intensely human 
attributes. I consider it the most human character in all 
Shakespeare's plays. 

"His weaknesses are so lovable, his gropings after 
thoughts beyond the control of our souls, the impress left 
on him by communings on life and death, the influence on 
him of fate and free will, make so strange a compound of 
clay and spirit that its very subtleties endear it to me. 
" I love it also because it gave me the opportunity for 
which I had long sighed, to disentangle this vividly real 
character from the traditions and artifices which had 
obscured it. 

" I love Hamlet therefore as a man, and not as a piece 
of acting. 

"Richard III. I also love, mainly because I used the 
power I possess as manager to banish the truculent, bom- 
bastic Richard of Colley Cibber from the Lyceum, and 
present ir its place the mocking, youthful audacity and 
subtle intellect of Shakespeare's Richard. 

"Iago is another of my favorite parts, because the 
resources of the character enable me to endow the part 
with an entirely new reading. 

" I do not regard Iago as a monster. Instinct with 
duplicity — yes, but human. 

" When I play Iago I saturate the imagination with a 
cold and constant purpose, and play the part with as 
much delicacy of suggestion and as little rhetorical artifice 
as possible. 

"The character is so foreign to our own characteristics 
that almost total abstinence from stage device is neces- 
sary to avoid producing a moral monstrosity at the ex- 
pense of an intellectual one. 

" Lear I include in the list of favorite parts, though I 
doubt whether a complete embodiment of the character is 
within the range of any actor's resources. 

"Physically, the role is more trying than any other, I 
was possessed of a rare constitution, but Lear settled me 
after sixty nights. I resumed the part, but soon found 
that Lear six times a week was too much for me. 

"I think that the representation of an enfeebled mind 
struggling with a violent self will resulting in the gradual 
decay of an intellect, retaining in its ruin some of its 
original grandeur, the most difficult undertaking in the 
whole range of the drama. 

"These three I regard with the greater favor, but 
nearly all of the numerous characters I have assumed 
have interested me, and indeed I do not think that an 
actor can present even passably a role with which he is 
not in sympathy. Technique may enable him to perform 
the part mechanically, but his lack of interest is bound to 
betray itself and he falls far below his standard, whatever 
that may be. 

"Matthias, in 'The Bells,' is a character I shall always 
hold in regard, since it brought me my first pronounced 
success, and indeed it is difficult to make a choice without 
virtually making a catalogue of the parts I have appeared 
in." 



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February 4, 1899. 



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sion at Daly's, where she last week played "Bianca" to 
Ada Rehan's "Katharine." Her success is notable as 
the great interest of the Turning nf the Shrew centers upon 
Katharine's personality. Miss Bates will have a more 
distinctive role in the "The Great Ruby." 
* # # 
The last of the Goulds — Frank — has been introduced into 
the society in which the family moves in New York — except 
the Howard Goulds. Miss Helen Gould has kindly acted 
as her young brother's chaperon, being assisted at teas 
in turn by all the lady members of the family — except Mrs. 
Howard Gould. The latter is creating a little society circle 
of her own in which she lives and moves as a Queen, with- 
out caring for the other relatives of her husband. 



Charles N. Felton, California's ex-Senator, is so busy 
following the Wall Street boom and daily adding to bis 
already plentiful bag, that he doesn't keep track of the 
fight at Sacramento. "Business before pleasure, my 
boy! " is the Senator's motto. 

* * « 

Some men are born rich and some have riches thrust 
upon them, wilynily. George Gould is an example quite 
in line with the idea. He was born with a golden 
spoon in his mouth, and the Wall street boom has added 
some ten millions to his scora without a single effort on 
his part. While he has been playing golf and polo over 
at Lakewood, Wall Street has been doing the work of 
advancing th^ market values of Gould stocks. Not that 
Wall Street was particularly desirous of so doing, but 
when one goes up they all follow suit. 

* * # 

Instead of choosing a mate from the across-Atlantic 
nobility — of which there are so many examples — Miss Vir- 
ginia Fair deserves much credit for selecting a manly young 
American thoroughbred, for her husband ; and she is to be 
warmly congratulated therefor. Her home will be here 
with the friends of her youth and all the surroundings 
will be agreeable. Her identity will not be lost as is 
Florence Sharon's or Anna Gould's or dozens of American 
girls, who might be named. True, she will not be a lady 
this, or a Duchess that, but a girl of her independent 
spirit, rare intelligence, and uncommon beauty does not 
need such empty accessories to happiness. 

* * # 

What a choice morsel of scandal is that afforded by the 
differences between Henry T. Sloane and his wife. The par- 
ticulars are only spoken of with bated breath by those who 
roll salacious stories beneath their tongues. Perry Bel- 
mont's name is discussed at the same time, and he, too, is 
a bright shining mark at which the arrows of detraction 
are aimed. New York society would not be entirely happy 
if it did not have such unhappy details to hug to its 
bosom. 



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■ N 1-WS LETTER. 



1 1 



For a moment 



THE l*CUBUS. 

Over the bay the moon made a glittering white 
path leading up to Naples >enealh tot 

•nto rock the darkness lav thir't am: 
to the sharp line where the cliff's shadow ended. At the 
shadow's edge the ripples danced and sparkled, el .. 
the moonlight. On a balcony, high above the wwter, two 
people, moved by the still beauty of the night, drew 
together, listening silently to the small, lazy waves which, 
far below, swished softly against the narrow bene 
boat drifted out of the darkness, a speck upon the white 
path, and a woman's voice, singing, came up to them on 
the puffs of the damp, salt air. 

This man and this woman were happy, knowing the in- 
frequency of happiness: they were happy in the zest and 
fullness that comes of mutual understanding. The woman 
sighed unconsciously, and the man spoke in a low tone, 
loth to break the exquisite hush about them. 

" What is it, dear? You are happy?" 

" Yes," she answered, with a depth in her voice which 
answered all his doubts. 

" Why do you sigh?" he asked. 

"I am rememberiug another night, a beautiful night, 
when we heard that beautiful voice in the open air at Ber- 
lin. You were sad and strange. . . . I have so often won- 
dered why," she went on timidly. "Ah, why do you do 
that?" He bad drawn away his hand. 

' Don't speak of that night," he saii, quickly; "we are 
too happy." 

There came a little sinking at her heart 
she stopped breathing; then she said, 
quietly: 'I have often woDdered whether 
it was the woman herself, the singer, 
who meant something to you that you 
never told me. We were very happy. 
We had been all day, a June day, in the 
fields. At night we came home with the 
cornflowers — do you remember? There 
was a concert and a woman was singing. 
We could not see her; but I saw you 
start with surprise and something like 
dismay. You left me for a moment, and 
when you came back there was a strange 
look in your eyes that said to my read- 
ing, ' Yes, I was right; it is she.' " 

She waited, but he did not speak. "I 
have never asked you what it meant, but 
tell me now while we are happy and 
alone, so that it will go out of my mind 
for ever. Tell me, did you know her?" 

"Yes." 

She trembled a little at his voice, and 
then, with a nervous laugh: 

"You didn't sometime " 

"Yes," he said, "I loved her." 

She could not see his face in the dark- 
ness; but his voice said plainer than any 
words, "If you ask me, I will speak." 
But there was an ominous note, a warn- 
ing that struck her with a chill. She 
shivered, and drew in her breath, know- 
ing that she had gone too far to turn 
back. "Is that all?" 

"No.'' 

" Will you tell me?" she whispered. 
"What? — did she love you?" 

There was a gasp in the voice that 
she tried to make calm. "And you— 
you? — did you? " 

"Yes," he answered again, his voice 
dull, almost indifferent. 

In a moment she had passed through 
the high window into the dark room. 
Somewhere in the darkness her hand 
brushed a chair. She held it tightly 
with a sense of relief.' "Why, why did 
I come in? What is it? What is 
changed? I am the same; he is the same. 
We love each other— nothing can change 
that. Is it not true? Tell me, tell me," 
she repeated to herself passionately, 



"is it not true? What was It that— that " A 

storm swept over her. She could not think. 

-Hf calmly. She repeated to 
f the intonations ol It was torture. 

But, after all. she was no foolish girl; she was a wo- 
man, ng, trusted, with memories of hap- 
word 1 ierced her. He, too, had mi 
■ me were not of her. What should she do? She 
fought to escape this agony of mind. It was senseless; she 
wanted to accept this fact as quietly as might be. She 
•ranted no tear?, no reproaches, nn scenes. She wanted 
to understand. But what could she do with this hateful 
emotion that tore her throat with violence? Cry? That 
was hysterical and useless. She thought of him, and knew 
that he, too, suffered; she understood his helplessness and 
loved him. He could not come to her— what could hr say? 
She knew, too, that she trusted him absolutely. " But we 
love each other;" she whispered insistently; "what does 
anything matter?" And yet, with the sob that shook her 
she knew that always, to the end of life, this moment 
would return to her. She could be reasonable, sensible; 
but, oh! could she forget? 

Suddenly, with a passionate gesture, she swept aside all 
thoughts and reasoning; she was out upon the balcony, on 
her knees beside him, her arms about bis neck, sobbing 
out the trouble of her heart. 

Far out across the bay the lights of Naples twinkled, a 
gigantic arc along the shire. Down the towering cone of 
Vesuvius glowed a ruddy stream of lava. Near by all 
was dark and silent. Maude Battershall. 






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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



February 4, 1899. 




Ths Philippine Islands 
And Their People. 



Professor Dean C. Worcester, of 
the University of Michigan made 
in 1887 an extended stay in the 
Philippine Islands for the purpose of gathering zoological 
specimens and ethnological material. In 1890 he returned 
again to the islands where he remained for almost three 
years, much interested in the study of birds and the ex- 
ploration of a country then but little known. With a 
friend, Dr. Frank S. Bourns, Professor Worcester visited 
many of the provinces and remained in each island long 
enough to get a fairly representative collection of its birds 
and mammals. Their opportunities for observation were ex- 
ceptional; they made careful notes and took numerous 
photographs. They little thought, however, that the in- 
formation they were gathering would ever be of use to our 
Government, or of interest to the public. At the com- 
mencement of the late war, Dr. Bourns having placed his 
services at the disposal of his country, was, — on account 
of his special knowledge of the Philippines — assigned to 
duty on the staff of the commander-in-chief of the Ameri- 
can forces operating there, whilst Professor Worcester has 
just been selected by President McKinley as one of the 
commissioners to those far-away islands. In view of ex- 
isting conditions Mr. Worcester has felt himself justified 
in the publication of his experiences, and his very timely 
work, "The Philippine Islands and Their People," will not 
lack for readers. Mr. Worcester has prefaced the account 
of his personal observations by a brief rSt/wmi of the most 
important points in the history of the Archipelago, realiz- 
ing that conditions as they are to-day can only be properly 
understood by comparison with those in the past. The 
opening chapter tells of the discovery of the islands by 
Magellan in 1521, when in the name of the King of Spain, 
Charles I, he took formal possession of Mindanao. The 
first serious attempt to take actual possession of them was 
made under Philip II., in whose honor they were named. 
There is an interesting chapter on Luzon — with its 42,000 
square miles — which includes more than a third of the total 
land area of the Pbilippine Islands. It is here that the 
Mayon volcano, a cone most perfect in shape, rises 
majestically to a height of nearly 10,000 feet. Of his first 
visit to a Palawan forest Professor Worcester writes: 
" It was my first near sight of the marvellous tropical 
vegetation which never ceased to be a wonder to me. 
Huge trees towered to such a height that my strong- 
shooting gun would not bring down the birds that perched 
among their branches; these mighty forest monarchs were 
draped and festooned with fantastic creepers, and beauti- 
fied with graceful bird's-nest ferns and exquisite orchids. 
So dense was the foliage that the intense rays of the 
tropical sun hardly penetrated it, and the jungle was al- 
ways dripping and streaming with moisture." The Philip- 
pines are very rich in birds, of which some five hundred 
and ninety species are known. There is an enormous 
amount of valuable timber in the archipelago. Mr. Wor- 
cester speaks of having seen a collection of a hundred and 
six different woods from the island of Mindoro alone, four 
of which would sink in water. More than fifty species of 
hard woods are known there, and fine ebony in consider- 
able quantities is found. A valuable appendix accompanies 
the book. It is well indexed, is provided with a good map 
and is profusely illustrated from photographs taken by 
Dr. Bourns. It will prove instructive as well as interest- 
ing reading for any one desiring to learn something of the 
Philippine Islands and their people. 

The Philippine Islands and Their People, by De in C Worcester. The 
MacmlllanCo , Publishers, New York and London. 



The Underground Railroad 
From Slavery to Freedom. 



Mr. Albert Bushnell Hart, 
Professor of History in Har- 
vard University, in his very 
able and comprehensive introduction to "The Under- 
ground Railroad from Slavery to Freedom," just published 
by Mr. Wilbur H. Siebert, Associate Professor of Europ- 
ean History in Ohio State University, says: "Of all the 



questions wttch have interested and divided the people of 
the United States, none since the foundation of the Fed- 
eral Union has been so important, so far-reaching, and so 
long-contested as slavery. From earliest colonial times 
fugitive slaves helped to make slavery inconvenient and 
expensive. Though between 1777 and 1804 all the States 
north of Maryland threw off slavery, the free States cov- 
enanted ia the Federal Constitution of 1789 to interpose 
no obstacle to the recapture of fugitives who might come 
across their borders, and thus continued to be partners in 
the system of slavery. The Underground Railroad was 
simply a form of combined defiauce of national laws, on 
the ground that those laws were unjust and oppressive. 
It was the unconstitutional but logical refusal of several 
thousand people to acknowledge that they owed any re- 
gard to slavery or were bound to look on fleeing bondmen 
as the property of slaveholders, no matter how the law 
read. It was also a practical means of bringing anti- 
slavery principles to the attention of the lukewarm or 
pro-slavery people in free States; and of convincing the 
South that the abolitionist movement was sincere and 
effective. Above all, the Underground Railroad was the 
opportunity for the bold and adventurous; it had the ex- 
citement of piracy, the secrecy of burglary; the daring of 
insurrection; to the pleasure of relieving the poor negro's 
sufferings it added the triumph of snapping one's fingers 
at the slave-catcher; it developed coolness, indifference to 
danger, and quickness of resource." It is to this element 
of the personal and romantic side of slavery, the intimate 
history of the former secret system of transportation that 
Professor Siebert has devoted himself in his book. He 
has done for slavery what the students of folk-lore and 
ballad have done for literature; he has collected perishing 
materials. The author has gathered together the names 
of about 3,200 persons known to have been engaged in the 
work of the U. G. R. R., many of whom have earned a 
reputation as heroes, and deserve a place in the hearts of 
their countrymen. Professor Siebert has endeavored to 
furnish the means to settle the following questions: the 
origin of the system of aid to the fugitives properly called 
the Underground Railroad; the degree of former 
organization; methods of procedure; geographical ex- 
tent and relation; the leaders and heroes of the 
movement; the behavior of the fugitives on their way; the 
effectiveness of the settlement in Canada; the number of 
fugitives and the attitude of courts and communities. On 
all these questions he furnishes new light; and be appears 
to prove his concluding statement that the "Underground 
Railroad was one of the greatest forces which brought on 
the Civil War, and thus destroyed slavery." This record 
of the co-operative efforts made by abolitionists in behalf 
of fugitive slaves endeavoring to reach places of security 
in the free States and in Canada is full of romantic inter- 
est. Von Hoist, in his well-known "History of the United 
States," predicts that "the time will yet come, even in 
the South, when due recognition will be given to the 
touching unselfishness, simple magnanimity and glowing 
love of freedom of these law-breakers on principle." Be- 
sides some valuable appendices, the book abounds in illus- 
trations, portraits and facsimiles, whilst the painstaking 
map of the lines of the Undergrtund Railroad "system" is 
an historical contribution of a novel kind. 

"The Ur derground Railroad From Slavery to Freedom." by Wilbur H. 
Siebert. The Macmillan Company, Publishers, New York at d London. 



THE OTHER MAN — »«s- oouotAS aoah. 

I fancied what 'twould be to kiss her month 
Of beamy and of fragrance, like the south ; 
1 thrilled to hear the tender music-tone 
Which softiy reached rue from her voice alone. 

I did not realize how close she held 
My heart within those fastnesses which weld 
Two lives, until one day when clouds arose, 
And all mv poetry was turned to prose. 

The film was rudely drawn from offmine eyes. 
I saw my self-deception : grown more wise 
The patt came back, from all illusion shorn ; 
Desire had but been fed by hope self-born. 

The charm I'd felt, the sweet beatitude 
Were but the reflex of a kindly mood. 
Love's vibrant surplus she bad flung at me 
Because beside her I bad chanced to be. 



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oka tin- soldier and i 
inch the kini.' U? hi> 
indeed with the Rraoa whirl 
acquired in a course of - 
from Talma, but with the arrowy 
straightness of a Cuirassier of the 
Guard. His figure helps him. So 
also does his fare. In his features lio 
produces at will a masque of dignity 
which is imperial and superb. It la B 
trick, of course, a part of his training; 
but be does it very weil, very nalur 
ally and, what is best, semi-uncoo- 
sciously at that. To what is known 
as the divine right to reign he would 
testify on oath. Though in many 
things the actor, in that, after much 
thought and many vigils, we believe 
him sincere. It is so medieval, that 
it is a pleasure to. In recent years 
there has been but one other who had 
the same conception, and that was 
the Comte de Chambord. In other 
respects the Kaiser is quite modern. 
He eats plain food, goes to bed early, 
and smokes threepenny cigars. Some 
years ago, immediately after his great 
act of dropping the pilot overboard, a 
journalist compared him to Caligula. 
Why? Why, indeed. For no other reason, perhaps, than that the name ran 
riff the end of his pen. It was flattering, to be sure, but that was all. Caligula 
was i ne of the great misunderstood. Everybody understands William. 
C.iligula was one of the most fascinating tyrants that the world has known. 
There is nothing fascinating about the Kaiser. Apart from that masque, 
which he got, not from bis father, not from his grandfather, but remotely from 
Paul of Russia, who was mad, he suggests not the war-lord but the martinet. 
Harold Frederic once said of the Kaiser that he inherited the resolution of 
the Hohenzollerns, the comeliness of tbeGuelphs, the intellect of the Coburgs, 
ajd the Ascanien strain which Catherine II. took to Russia and her great- 
granddaughter brought to Berlin — a leaven, the late Mr. Frederic added, 
half-divine, half-dasmonic, which swings between genius and madness." Grant- 
ing all of which, the leaven has not yet swung into sight. When the Kaiser 
leaped on the throne and to a swarm of cringing sovereigns announced himself 
a monarch specially ordained by God, and then, leaping down, jumped in front 

of the biggest army in Europe, the , 

world expected great things. The 
world has since taken it out in expect- 
ing. The trouble with William is that 
he promised and has not fulfilled. He 
has not indeed committed any act of 
overt violence. But peace hath her 
defeats. He has had his. He has 
lost for Germany the preponderant 
place which she held. He has weak- 
ened the Triple Alliance, and if he has 
not thoroughly alienated England it 
has been through no fault of his own. 
He is not a genius and he is not in- 
sane; what is worse, he is not a states- 
man. He is a drill-sergeant in whose 
• hand fate has placed a scepter but on 
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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



February 4, 1899. 



BANKING. 



Bank of British Columbia. { g^^BSMES.SK 

Capital Paid Up $3,000,000 Reserve Fund $500,000 

HEAD OFFICE. 60 Lombard Street, London 

Branches— Victoria, Vancouver, New Westminster, Kamloope. Nan- 
lamo, Nelson Rosslaad, Sandon, British Columbia; Portland, Oregon. 

This Bank transacts a General Banking Business. Accounts openedsub* 
ject to Check, and Special Deposits received. Commercial Credits granted 
available In all parts of the world. Approved Bills discounted and ad- 
vances made on good oollateral security. Draws direct at current rates 
upon its Head Office and Branches, and upon its Agents, as follows: 

New York— Merchants 1 Bank of Canada ; Chicago— First National Bank ; 
Liverpool— North and South Wales Bank; Scotland— British Linen 
Company; Ireland— Bank of Ireland; Mexico— London Bank of Mexico; 
South America— London Bank of Mexico and South Amerloa; China and 
Japan— Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China; Australia and 
New Zealand— Bank of Australasia and Commercial Banking Company or 
Sydney, Ld ; Demerara and Trinidad (West Indies)— Colonial Bank. 

Also on DawBon City, Yukon District, arrangements having been made 
with the Canadian Bank of Commerce whereby it 1b prepared to issue 
drafts and Letters of Credit on that Bank at above point, and transact 
other banking business. Terms upon application. 

San Francisco Savings Union. 

532 California Street. 

Deposits, Jan. 1. 1889 $24,074,796 Reserve Fund $199,265 

Paid-Up Capital 1,01)0,000 Contingent Fund 469,668 

E. B. POND, President W. C. B. De FREMERY, Vice-President 

LOVELL WHITE, Cashier. R. M. WELCH, Assistant Cashier. 

Directors: George W. Beaver, Thomas Magee, W. C B. de Fremery, Al- 
bert Miller, Robert Watt, George C. Boardman, Daniel E. Martin, George 
Tashelra, E. B. Pond. 

Loans upon San Francisco and Oakland Real Estate, and Farms and 
Farming Lands In the Country 

Receives Deposits, country remittances may be made in checks payable 
in San Francisco, Post Office or Wells Fargo & Co 's Money Orders, or coin 
by Express, but the responsibility of this bank commences only with the 
receipt 1 1 the money. 

No charge is made for pass-book or entrance fee. 

Office Hours : 9 a. m, to 3 p. m. , and Saturday evenings, for receipt of de- 
posits only, 6:30 to 8 o'clock. 

Bank of California, San FranGisGO. 

Capital, $3,000,000 Surplus. $1,000,000 

Profit and Loss Account January 1, 1899, $2,159,928 

WILLIAM AL VORD President 1 CHARLES R. BISHOP. .Vice-PreB't 

ALLEN M. CLAY Seoretary THOMAS BROWN Cashier 

S. Prentiss Smith.. As s't Cashier 1 1. F. Moulton 2d Ass't Cashier 

CORRESPONDENTS. 
New York— Messrs. Laidlaw & Co.; the Bank of New York, N. B. A. 
Baltimore— The National Exchange Bank. Boston— National Shaw> 
mut Bank; Chicago— Illinois Trust and Savings Bank; Union Nationa: 
Bank. Philadelphia— Phi ladelpnia National Bank. St. Louis— Boat 
man's Bank. Virginia City (Nev.)— Agency of The Bank of California 
London— Messrs. N. M. Rothschild & Sons; Paris— Messrs. de Roths 
child Freres. Berlin— Direction der Dlsconto Gesellsohaft. China 
Japan and East Indies— Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China. 
Australia and New Zealand— The Union Bank of Australia, Ltd., and 
Bank of New Zealand. 
Letters of Credit issued available In all parts of the world. 

The San Francisco National Bank, 

Southeast Corner of Pine and Sansome streets, S. F. 
Jas. K. Wilson, President. E. A. Bruguierb, Vice-President. 

Lewis I. Cowgill, Cashier. F. W. Wolfe, Assistant Cashier. 

Capital $500,000 

Directors: Jas. K. Wilson, D. J. Staples, Wm. Pleroe Johnson, Geo. 
A. Pope, E. A. Bruguiere, Ed. G. Lukens, Charles O. Judson. 

Agents: New York— Hanover National Bank, Chase National Bank; 
Boston— National Bank of the Commonwealth. Philadelphia — Drexel & 
Co. Chicago—Continental National Bank. St. Louis— The Mechanics' 
Bank. Kansas City— First National Bank. London— Brown Shipley & 
Co. Paris— Morgan, Harjes & Co. 

Mutual Savings Bank of San Francisco. 

33 Post Street, below Kearny, Mechanics' Institute Building. 

Guaranteed Capital 81,000,000 Paid-Dp Capital t 300,000 

JAMES D. PHELAN. President. S. G. MURPHY, Vioe-Presldent. 
GEO. A. STORY. Cashier JOHN A. HOOPER, Vioe-President 

C. B. HOBSON, Assistant Cashier. 

Directors— James D. Phelan, L. P. Drexler, John A. Hooper, O. G. 
Hooker, James Moffltt, S. G. Murphy, Frank J. Sullivan, Robert MoElroy, 
and Joseph D. Grant. 

Interest paid on Deposits. Loans on approved securities. 

Deposits may be sent by postal order, Wells, Fargo & Co. , or Exohange 
on City Banks. Whenopenlng aeoounts send signature. 

Germania Trust Go. of San Francisco ? t %SZtT" 

Paid-up Capital and Reserves, $375,000. 
A general savings and commercial banking business transacted. Inter- 
est paid on savings deposits. Loans on approved real estate security, and 
on commercial paper. 

DIRECTORS— Ernst A.Denicke, A. Sbarboro. J. C. Rued, F. C. Siebe, A. 
Tognazzlni, H. Brunner, McD. R. Venable, A. G. Wleland. F. Kronenberg. 

Grocker-Woolworth National Bank of S. F. 

Cor. Market, Montgomery, and Post streets. 

Pald-Up Capital (1,000,000 

WM. H. CROCKER President 

W. E. BROWN Vice-President 

HBO. W. KT.INE Cashier 

W. GREGG JR Assistant Cashier 

Directors— W. H. Crooker, E. B. Pond, W. E. Brown, C. E. Green, G. W 
Kline, Hy. J. Crooker, G. W. Scott. 




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OlilSPA. 



lWf ORALS are as surely a resultant of climate and loca- 
j[ 1 tion as the flora or fauna itself, and there is nothing 
more elastic. A single code may reach from the Atlantic 
to the Paci6c, so what wonder if, at the end, it is some- 
what attenuated? 

This may have been the reason a certain young Bos- 
tonian's rigid code could not stand the strain of Chispa's 
charms, and yet — quien sabe? Pietro had no code at all, 
and neither could he withstand the lovely torero. 

And Chispa herself, she loved her own sun-mocking 
eyes and «ine-and-olives skin, and when the bull lay dead 
at her feet she received the salvos of applause that rained 
upon her with an almost child-like 
grace, much as the scarlet poppy re- 
ceives the sun and showers from 
heaven as her own inalienable right 
and droops and dies without them. 

But Chispa, withal, was a woman, 
so she loved someone else, too. 

Oh! it is sickening to read about it 
described in our Puritanical English 
adjectives, but go there yourself, get 
the smell of blood in your nostrils, 
the blaze of color in your eyes, the 
shouts and shrieks of the people aid 
the blare of the band in your ears, 
feel the waves of exultation surge 
over you until tliey overwhelm you 
and sweep you along with them, and 
you suddenly find you are a cousin 
german to Tullia or Kriemhilde. 

The deep, bright blueness of the 
southern sky bends over its favored children as if it would 
banish from them every shadow of seriousness or care, 
and must be gratified by the gorgeous pageants they flash 
back in return. The Plaza di Toros is undoubtedly the 
most brilliant picture the all-beholding sun looks down 
upon in all his course. Being out of doors the effect is 
somewhat tempered by the atmosphere, and yet at the 
first glance the brain almost reels under the glare and 
glitter of color. Tier upon tier of colors— strong, crude, 
primary hues at that — stretch away from sol to sombre, 
purples and reds, blues, yellows and greens, that express, 
to the on-looker, something of the rudimentary nature of 
these people. The brilliant rebosas and gay serepas put 
Joseph's coat of many colors to shame, sparkling eyas and 
dazzling complexions, embroideries, spangles, flowers, 
buntings and flags, everything, in short, that is gay and 
attractive combines to make 'he scene intoxicating till 
the whole noisy, reckless, gorgeous concourse reminds yo i 
of nothing so much as a rainbow, a sunset and a thunder 
storm combined. 

Two bulls had been killed already 
amid wild applause and wilder ex- 
citement, but as the matador was 
a man the keen edge of enthusiasm 
was held in abeyance till the lively 
Chispa should take the field. 
Fresh sand was sprinkled on the 
arena, flowers, bon-bons, and coins 
were showered over the erstwhile 
gory scene, and the smell of blood 
was soon mitigated by the heavy 
scents of the fans that fluttered 
through the air. And fair and fit- 
ting was it all for the little torera, 
the flowers, the music, and the ap- 
plause as she stood serenely in the 
center of the ring. The wide sun- 
mocking eyes wandered along the 
lower tiers until they met and 
clung so long to the horror-stricken 
eyes of the New Englander there 
was only an instant left to catch a 
reassuring dart from the faithful 
Pietro before the toro was led in. 
Amid a fanfare of trumpets, a mo- 
ment of breathless suspense, then a 




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tremendous crash of applause, the great black 
bounded into the ring. The 
stepping high in brocade and spang.' 

io tinsel embroideries, lined up and saluted the 
(Beer of the day. but ChWna is the brlgl 
ir star, and as long as she can keep the li. 

With a careless recognition of the eager multitude 
above her, she made a little mock courts, 
and grasped her sabre with the same calm assurance 
the Girton girl grasps her racquet. Even the 
black beast could not be utterly insensible to the fair 
young creature who deSed him, and at first seemed dis- 
posed to regard her insults merely as the indiscretion of 
her thoughtless youth. But the crowds grew eager for 
the combat, and the tiny silver ankles twinkled about as 
the little wisp of girl flirted her red eapa io his face, men- 
aced him, goaded him, thrust at him, like some small fiend 
until his dignity was quite outraged. Still the bull re- 
mained sullen, what could he do? The spirit of Spanish 
gallantry was in the air. The crowd bad applauded itself 
hoarse, and cow began to groan at the slowness of the 
game. 

The torera grew reckless. With a shrug of her glisten- 
ing shoulders she stepped to the center of the ring and 
challenged the populace, then marched straight up three 
steps, two steps within reach of the lowered horns and 
blood-shot eyes. 

The crowds above her arose in a body and stamped and 
shrieked, and cried: 

"Brava, Brava. Chispa! Brava, little one! Stick him! 
Stick him!" While Pietro's voice was loudest of all — 

"Finish him, Chispa! Finish him now!" as he realized 
her danger. 

"Oh God!" groaned the Boston man's fair young soul 
within him as he made for an opening somewhere — any- 
where. 

One more step! The little brown hand deliberately 
poised her sabre to make a fatal thrust, then at the sight 
of the Boston man's white face a sudden reckless impulse 
seized her, and she turned and slashed the sign of a cross 
upon the glossy black forehead. 

The crowds went dumb. Several toreros leaped the wall, 
Pietro at their head. The sand on the arena flew in 
clouds as if a typhoon had struck it, the sound of a little 
stifled cry arose above the hoarse bellowing of the toro, 
and when the clouds of dust finally cleared away the little 
spangled figure did not rise. And after the now thor- 
oughly infuriated beast was finally despatched by Pietro's 
hand the damp curls, bound with the gay flowers, still lay 
in the dust, but the eyes were luminous and the breath 
came fast 

"Tell Pietro he almost saved me — it was my own 

fault. Tell him — good-bye — and tell him it was him I 
loved all the time. I've always been true to him — and I'll 
never " 

The words came in gasps now and the sun-mocking eyes 
were growing dim. 

"And the Senor from Boston — tell him — tell him — 

the same." Marguerite Stabler. 



Two women are to receive medals for meritorious 

servies rendered during the late war. They are Margaret 
Livingstone Chanler, of New York, and Anna Bouligny, of 
New Orleans. Miss Chanler and her companion landed at 
Ponce the last day of July, and at once began work in the 
hospitals among the sick and destitute of both armies. 
General Miles, in. his approval of the project to present 
the medals, has written: "Such noble and generous acts 
performed under circumstances of great embarrassment 
and danger of contracting fatal diseases, prevalent at that 
time, I think ought to be recognized, and I recommend 
that appropriate medals be presented to these ladies." 
The Secretary of War has sent General Miles' recommen- 
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own earnest approval of the idea. 

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No. 526 California Street, San Franetseo 

Guarantee oapital and surplus $2 162 146 40 

Capital actually paid up In oasta.. 1.01)0000 00 

Deposits December 31, 1898 27,289,195 73 

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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



February 4, 1899. 



"IMPERIAL DEMOCRACY." 

EDITOR News Letter— Dear Sir: At the beginning 
of the war craze in the United States, Prof. Morse, 
of Massachusetts, one of the most distinguished evolution- 
ists among American scientific men, made the following 
observation upon the midsummer madness of the American 
people: 

"It has taken our race a million years to climb up from ibe beast 
to the man ; it takes just fifteen minutes for a man to go back to the 
beast again." 

The events affecting this question have confirmed and 
intensified my opposition to the policy pursued by the 
United States Government during the past twelve months. 
I have never believed that the war was necessary, and 
my convictions to the contrary have been strengthened by 
the averment of Mr. John Sherman, Secretary of State up 
to less than a year ago, who is responsible for the dis- 
closure, since his retirement, that the State Department 
had, prior to the declaration of war, reached a point in 
diplomatic negotiations with Spain at which the latter ex- 
pressed a readiness to part with Cuba for $200,000,000. I 
am further confirmed therein by the statement of General 
Woodford, the then Minister to Spain, who is credited 
with saying substantially as follows: 

That, when in Madrid, conducting negotiations, he had progressed 
to a poiut at which Spain conceded every demand we made, and that 
when the government of Spain drafted the scheme of autonomy to 
be put in force in Cuba it comprehended therein all we had de- 
manded; and that if the Congress of the United States bad let the 
question alone, he believed would have established a stable govern- 
ment in the isle of Cuba, and that within from three to six months 
thereafter the flag of Spain would have peaceably come down. 

The policy of the present United States Congress and 
the Executive Administration may besummed up as hav- 
ing shown four stages of progressive development: 

First— Yellow Journalism and hysteria. 
Second — Revenge and animal ferocity. 
Third — Militarism and pride of power. 
Fourth— Ambition, greed and ignorance. 

At the meeting of the International Bar Association, a 
year or two ago, Judge Storey made some pertinent re- 
marks to the effect that while the United States could en- 
dure short crops, depressed business, hard times and do- 
mestic friction, it would be hardest for it to bear success 
in a foreign war; and this has come true. 

The good feeling between Great Britain and the United 
States is something I have always believed in and sought 
to promote, and without doubt England rendered the 
United States Government an important service last 
year; yet it does not appear to me that it is any part of 
the duty of 0'ir Government to take a position in the 
Orient that might require us to act as her military ally in 
matters which are of no interest to the mass of the people 
of the United States. 

I do not believe that we are under any responsibility 
whatever in respect to the Philippines. We are not ob- 
ligated to govern them in any manner or form. Let them 
look out for themselves — work out their own salvation, in 
fear and trembling if necessary. The fact that we have 
bargained for 10,000,000 people at $2 per head, with a 
seller who cannot deliver the goods, is no valid and suffi- 
cient reason for undermining and overthrowing our own 
form of government. A despotism like that in Java, or 
the bald exploitation of labor in the interest of cap- 
ital, as in Hawaii, would be a departure from the spirit of 
our institutions so radical that if successful it would mean 
the overthrow of democracy in the United States. As for 
so called "Imperial Democracy," it is only a thinly dis- 
guised scheme to destroy American democracy in the in- 
terests of what? Worse than nothing! Merely to attract 
the notice of monarchical Europe and the plaudits of the 
unthinking. I have no words to express my scorn for it. 
In the language of Bourke Cochran, "it is an effort on the 
part of this country to join in the groveling, grabbing, de- 
grading contest of the family of nations, a contest that 
has always filled the world with woe and impeded human 
thought and human progress." And I await such an ap- 
peal to the Democracy of the United States eighteen 
months hence as may result in righting the wrongs perpe- 



trated and being perpetrated on struggling peoples. Is 
there no Homer for the weaker side? 

To say nothing of the opinions of imperialism expressed 
in the declaration of the President of the United States 
that "territorial conquest would be criminal aggres- 
sion," and of the Congress of the United States that 
"Any disposition or intention to exercise any sover- 
eignty, jurisdiction or control over said islands except 
for the pacification thereof, is disclaimed," the mere idea 
of conquest and colonial responsibility is abhorrent to me. 
Senator Gray, of Delaware, one of the Peace Commis- 
sioners to Paris, pleaded zealously against the policy of 
acquiring the Philippines as unpatriotic, un-American, 
and inconsistent with probity and good statesmanship. 
The Supreme Court of the United States, December, 
1856, declared, "There is certainly no power given 
by the constitution to the Federal Government to 
establish or maintain colonies bordering on the United 
States, or at distances, to be ruled and governed 
at its own pleasure. No power is given to acquire a ter- 
ritory to be held and governed permanently in that char- 
acter." Now the current laws of the United States will 
not permit us to make citizens of the ten millions of 
Asiatics in the Philippine Islands. Nor is the policy of 
expansion or imperialism justifiable or defensible in even a 
merely mercenary point of view. In the past six years 
England's trade has not appreciably increased, while that 
of the United States has increased some 15 to 20 per cent. 
As to our exports to the Philippines, they are too insignifi- 
cant to be thought of, having averaged less than $130,000 
for eighteen years — 1880 to 1897, inclusive; and the amount 
for the last year, according to the published official record 
of the Treasury Department, was only $127,804. If we 
need the Philippines and a navy to maintain the pres- 
tige of our commerce there, as alleged statesmen tell us, 
how many islands and how large a navy do we need to 
maintain the prestige of our commerce with the United 
Kingdom of Great Britain, etc., and Continental Europe? 
To the latter countries, without either islands or navy, 
our exports are more that 7,500 times as great as to the 
Philippines, and twenty two times as great as to the 
entire Orient. Manifestly we need Ireland, the Azores, 
Guernsey, Heligoland, etc. 

It may not be out of place here to say that at the rate 
we are traveling in quest of imperial splendor, the year 
'99 will probably show for administering the affairs of the 
Government a budget in excess of that of any nation in 
the world; and that the outlay for pensions, army and 
navy combined, will alone approximate three hundred and 
fifty millions of dollars. 

The cant that "trade follows the flag" is as shallow 
sophistry as the designing claptrap that "Free silver 
would bring prosperity." However, my opposition is not 
based upon commercial, constitutional, legal, or technical 
grounds alone, but also upon the doctrine of human rights 
and common sense. The assumed analogy between Eng- 
land and America is a fallacy, ana strikes at the very 
root of our governmental foundations. England's institu- 
tions have been formed on the doctrine of inequality; 
America's on the declared principle of equality before the 
law. 

President John Quincy Adams, in a Fourth of July 
oration fifty years ago, truly characterized our country 
in these memorable words: 

"Wherever the standard of freedom and independence has been or 
shall be unfurled, there will her heart, ber benedictions and her 
prayers be. But she goes not abroad in search of monstkks to 
deSTBOy. She is the well-wiaher to the freedom and independence of 
all. She is the champion and vindicator only of ber own. She will 
recommend the general cause, by the countenance of her voice, and 
the benignant sympathy of her example. She well knows that by 
once enlisting under other banners than ber own, were they even the 
banners of foreign independence, she would involve herself, beyond 
the power of extrication, in ail the wars of interest and intrigue, of 
individual avarice, envy and ambition, which assume the colors and 
usurp the standard of freedom. The fundamental maxims of her 
policy would insensibly change from liberty to force. The frontlet 
upon her brows would no longer beam with the ineffable splendor of 
freedom and independence, but in its stead would soon be substi- 
tuted an imperial diadem, flashing in false and tarnished lustre the 
murky radiance of dominion and power. Sue might recome the 
[in TATUKSS OF THE world; she would no longer hk tu» ruleb of 

HER OWN SPIRIT." 



February 4, 189^. 



IK'S LETTER. 



«7 



Further, let me quote from an eminent New York 
lawyer, Mr. Wheeler H. IV- kliam: 

• I do. iiulrvd. think that thi« nation ha« a noble minim) to nun- 
kind and to Immunity. Thai mission is to show them how 
1* that it la possible to form it vast |>..|illr«l or*,' 
which .•hall he Jail ami honest «n<l lr*«; In which the re. 
war shall be eliminated ; in which controiersies shall he U 
tbe mind, and in which knowledge, ami intellect, and hem-, 
shall be the arms used; where the forum shall not be tie tented 
field ; where hospitals and ambnlances and surgeons and nurses and 
suffering and death shall not be the weapons ; hut whore tlo 
shall be a Court, where great and good men shall listen to argument 
and reason, and shall adjudge and decide as right and justice may 
appear, and where their decisions shall be respected and ol 
because they are just." 

My opinion is that our coming national campaign next 
year will be a strenuous one, and that the issue will be be- 
tween democracy and imperialism, to the exclusion of all 
minor questions — currency reform, tariff revision, and 
everything else apart from a contest for and against the 
lust of ambition and power. I may be mistaken, but I do 
not believe that the democratic heart of America will 
tolerate the vulgar and ignoble spirit of avarice and vain 
glory which underlies the present situation. To use Prof. 
Markham's words, the problem of labor is the sphinx that 
sits at the threshold of the 20tb century. And we must 
answer its terrible question or — ? 

John J. Valentine. 

San Francisco, Cal., January 31, 1&99. 

THE MERCANTILE LIBRARY. 

THE election of Mr. George A. Newhall tothePresi 
dency of the Mercantile Library has awakened the 

hopes of its many friends, 
and a concerted and con- 
fident effort is to be made 
to extinguish its indebt- 
edness and place the in- 
stitution on a firm and 
prosperous basis. The 
new President, himself a 
successful and wealthy 
business man, has taken 
a deep practical interest 
in the Mercantile Libra- 
ry, and is perfecting 
plans for raising money. 
A list is being prepared 
of all the men of wealth 
in the city, and they are 
to be called on by a com- 
mittee — President New- 
hall and Trustees Deer- 
ing and Magee. By per- 
sonal application it is 
hoped that a large sum 
can be raised. Cash 
premiums for subscrib- 
ers to the library are to 
be offered and a vigorous 
campaign throughout 
the city for new mem- 
George a. jfewkaii. bers to be inaugurated. 

The annual membership fee is but six dollars, and there 
are hundreds who might become members if they were 
only asked. A system of delivery of books to subscribers 
is talked of, and there are many other plans being formu- 
lated for the good of the Mercantile Library. This is the 
final struggle for the life of the Association, and there 
ought to be sufficient local patriotism in San Francisco to 
promptly and generously second the efforts of President 
Newhall and those who are with him in this matter. 




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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



February 4, 1899. 



OBITUARY. 

THE death of Thomas H. Reynolds, which took place 
last Tuesday, January 31st, at the Home for Incur- 
ables, this city, removes a man who gained some notoriety 
as a politician. He was at one time Deputy Secretary of 
State under Col. Burns, and had also been County Clerk of 
San Francisco County. For a number of years Reynolds 
had been a sufferer from locomotor ataxia contracted in 
Mexico, and had been little seen in public. The immediate 
cause of death was a paralytic stroke. 

The well-known and wealthy California 
John Boggs. pioneer, John Boggs, died last Monday 

morning at the Palace Hotel, aged sixty- 
aine years. Mr. Boggs was a '49'er, having arrived in 
August of that year. The immediate cause of death was 
the rupture of a blood vessel, but he had for some days 
been suffering from a severe attack of grippe, aggravated 
by heart trouble. For many years Mr. Boggs had been a 
prominent figure in State politics and material affairs. He 
took an active interest in agriculture and stock breeding, 
and at the time of his death owned large quantities of land 
in Colusa county. He accumulated wealth and influence, 
and was noted for his personal integrity and high charac- 
ter. He was si member of the Senate from Colusa county. 
Appropriate resolutions were adopted by the Senate last 
Monday, and the vacant seat and desk that had been his 
were draped in mourning. The funeral took place from 
the Palace Hotel on Wednesday last, conducted by the 
Reverend Dr. Foute, of Grace Episcopal Church, and the 
remains were placed in Cypress Lawn cemetery. The 
pallbearers were: Lieutenant-Governor Jacob Neff, Gen- 
eral N. P. Chipman, E. B. Pond. W. P. Harrington, F. C. 
Lusk, Senator A. P. Williams, J. H. Jewett, Judge Mc- 
Farland, Colonel George Hager, Will S. Green, and E. W. 
Chapman. Mr. Boggs was a native of Missouri. 

Mr. George L. North, one of the best- 
George L. North, known life insurance men on the 

Coast, died on the 26th ult. at his 
"home in Menlo Park. Mr. North was for some time man- 
ager of the Equitable agency in this State. After his con- 
nection with that company was severed he went to the 
Mutual Life, where he made a record as a writer of 
millions. Until last July Mr. North was the manager of 
the Provident Savings, but resigned that agency to at- 
tend to his mining interests. He was well-known in busi- 
ness and sociil circles, and was a member of several clubs 
and societies. His illness was not of long duration, and 
his death totally unexpected to his many friends. A 
widow survives bim. 

Emanuel Strauss, who for many years 
Emanuel Strauss, was a wholesale merchant of this city, 

died at his home, 2018 Webster street, 
of heart failure, on the 1st inst. Deceased came to Cali- 
fornia in 1851 and embarked in mining. Subsequently he 
returned to San Francisco and went into business, retir- 
ing twelve years ago. Mr. Strauss was a man of excellent 
education, and was a gentleman of influence and high char- 
acter. L. Strauss, of L. Strauss & Co., of New York- 
city, was his brother; and his nephew, Oscar Strauss, 
is at present American Ambassador at Constantinople. 
He was a native of Germany and nearly eighty years of 
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WE wonder what is the cause of the waning popularity 
of the handsome medico who built himself an addition 
to bi« name? At one time he was I 
was invited everywhere and capped his social career by 
marrying one of our handsomest belles. The lady's death 
a few months later made her husband lose interest in 
worldly affairs, and now, though he still holds an important 
position in one of our hospitals, the charming fellow is not 
so much sought after. 

• * > 

One more European nobleman hasfound an easy 
means of livlihood in America. Everybody remembers 
the rumored fimfaiilei between the beautiful Madeline 

and Baron S of New York. During her engagement 

here at the Columbia Theatre the lady fell ill, and 
spent several months recovering at a Sanitarium on 
Sutter street. Since her return East, it has transpired 
that, all along, she had been married to her titled ad- 
mirer. Had the dear public known it probably the fisti- 
cuff encounter between the two swells visiting San 
Francisco would not have occurred. The Baron is hard- 
some, but impecunious, and so his charming wife's art will 
help (?) to supply the expensive luxuries to which she is 

accustomed. 

# # # 

What is there in these 
heavenly moonlight 
nights that makes peo- 
ple indiscreet? The Cliff 
House comes in for many 
a little romance. A few 
evenings since I noticed 
there the well known 
banker escorted by a fair 
one, that is, if yellow 
hair may pass for fair- 
ness, for the lady's 
features were hidden by 
a heavy veil. Her 
figure, however, was so 
regal that she could 
not escape riotice. San 
Francisco is too small 
V'for such risks; things of 
' this sort always leak 
out, and then, beware of 

the jealous wife at home! 

# * * 

What heroes are be- 
ing made of tbenaval 
officers just arrived from 
Manila. The girls are 
delighted to welcome 
back their old friend, the 
handsome surgeon. He has been away so long that he 
brings with him now the charm of novelty. Good he is on 
his way to Washington, or his head might be turned. 
* * * 
There never has been a time in the memory of the old- 
est member of the Swim when the matrimonial field is so 
unyielding of results. Our old bachelors do not seem in- 
clined to say "Turkey," and the young ones are always 
careful to emulate their elders. The Martin boys are out 
of the running (as they would say at B'lingum) and Clem 
Tobin's devotion to "her" leaves no hope of a match in 
that quarter; the Bruguiere boys are equally impossible 
of capture, and the Boardman brothers who are single 
are about the only ones who are looked upon as possible 
benedicts. Harry Stetson, they say, is thinking seriously 
of the pretty blonde so intimate with his sister, and Harry 
Holbrook hopes to have a favorable answer ere Easter 
comes. This is the gossip of the hour in fashionable gath- 
erings. 

* * * 

The girls say Jack Haines is bound to be the pet of so- 
ciety, as he is decidedly the best-looking soldier beau at 
-•the .Presidio. . Noble is way up. in. military circLes and 




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• • • 

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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



Febiuary 4, 1899. 




UNLIKE other members of bis family Callaghan Byrne 
is a thorough Bohemian, and his approaching romantic 
marriage on St. Valentine's Day will be followed by the re- 
grets of his old friends, as much as by the rejoicings of bis 
new and more conventional acquaintances. Cal. is a great 
story-teller, but, as he is rather hard of hearing, is always 
afraid that he will miss the criticisms of his friends upon 
his anecdotes. He always prefaces one of his narrations 
with the remark: 

" Now let's have a drink, and then I'm going to tell 
a story," feeling that he has purchased an audience by his 
hospitality, although his stories are good enough to listen 
to without any premium from the raconteur. 

The last time Cal. was in New York he was out late 
with a friend, who was slight of stature, Byrne being 
large and stout. They noticed that a policeman was 
watching them narrowly, and became convinced that the 
copper thought Cal. intended to rob his small companion 
when opportunity offered. 

Byrne at once adopted all the customs which, he sup- 
posed, marked the hard character he was suspected of be- 
ing. He acted as if he were continually about to knock 
his companion on the head, and they led the policeman a 
merry chase, waiting for the fatal blow. After several 
hours of this amusement they finally told the shadowing 
policeman that they had been stringing him, and invited 
him to have a consolatory drink as they chaffed him at 
his mistake. 

The patrolman asked Cal. how long he had been in New 
York, and the astute Byrne was chagrined to learn that, 
instead of being th$ suspected criminal, be was believed 
to be an innocent Westerner; and his small companion, 
not a victim, but the confidence man who was to do up the 

rural Callaghan. 

* * * 

The late Senator John Boggs had a fund of dry humor 
which often stood him in good stead. Possessing a great 
deal of shrewdness, he rarely got the worst of a bargain, 
but when some one proffered him a gold brick, instead of 
denouncing the would-be seller, he invariably dismissed the 
proposition with a little pleasantry. 

On one occasion a local artist, who bad not been very 
successful in selling his wares, persuaded him to inspect, 
with, of course, a view to purchase, a painting of a legis- 
lative subject. Jt was an exeorable piece of work, as Sen- 
ator Boggs could see with half an eye, but the artist was 
very pompous about the picture, which he evidently con- 
sidered a masterpiece. By way of stimulating the Sen- 
ator's desire, the painter unfolded his plan for the dispo- 
sition of his picture. 

"We ought to encourage the sister arts," he said. "My 
last painting went to a musician. Now, I propose that 
this shall become the property of a statesman." 

"Good idea, very," said Boggs, approvingly. 

"Can you suggest any one who would be an appreciative 
recipient ?" asked the artist, out on a fishing excursion. 

"Undoubtedly," replied the Senator, readily. "Send 
your picture to 'The Blind Farmer of Livermore.' " 

* * * 

One of the most prominent members of the Diocesan 
Convention last week was Dr. James M. Gassaway, 
Surgeon-in-Chief of the United States Marine Hospital 
here. Of good appearance, the Doctor bears a striking 
resemblance to Major-General Nelson A. Miles, plus the 
discarded moustache of the latter. He is a great joker 
and to his professed delight, he was made a member of the 
Standing Committee on Canons, — meaning, thereby, the 
rules of the Churcb. 

" Now," he said, gleefully, for the hospital is away out 
in the Richmond District, "the Chief of Police cannot pre- 
vent my carrying a gun." 



At the meeting of the Board of Education on Tuesday 
evening of last week, there were several amusing happen- 
ings. Among the nominations to positions made was one 
of a scavenger. All the members of the board voted for 
the appointment of the person mentioned, but when the 
vote came to Brandenstein he put forth an objection. 

" I object because I do not know what qualifications the 
candidate has for the office. 

Head turned to Holbrook and remarked: "What do 
you say if we move that the candidate pass a civil service 
examination?" 

* # * 

Apropos of some recent revelations at Sacramento, a 
lady inquired of her pastor, the Reverend Charles E. 
Locke. "O, Doctor, will there be any politicians in the 
next world?" 

"Where else can they go, Madam?" retorted the divine, 
whose quickness of answer often awakens admiration. 

The questioner gasped, in a despairing sort of way. 

"I don't say in what particular part of the next world 
they are likely to be," went on the clergyman. "Perhaps 

no part of it will be equal to Sacramento." 

* * * 

An elderly bachelor member of the Bohemian Club cre- 
ated quite a commotion by charging through the rooms, 
and trumpeting like an exhilarated elephant an invitation 
to all within sound of his voice to join in a libation at his 
expense. Naturally, one has not far to go for such a pre- 
text, and any old excuse goes when a man has a chance to 
take a drink. As a matter of fact they don't often stop 
in the Bohemian Club to ascertain the excuse, but, never- 
theless, some few bad curiosity enough to inquire the rea- 
son for the ceremonial. 

"Why, my brother has had a baby," explained the jovial 
host, surprised at the "question. 

"Your brother," repeated Uncle George Bromley. 
"Such a remarkable phenomenon is not to be passed over 
without due observance," and he took his place at the 
head of the procession, marshaled by Sir Henry Heyman, 
who always acts as master of ceremonies en route to the 

punch bowl. 

* # » 

Speculative tendencies are not indigenous in the female 
breast, but they are being rapidly developed by the culti- 
vation of some San Francisco customs. The universality 
with which poker is being 
played, hardly as a pas- 
time, but almost as an oc- 
cupation, would surprise 
the statistician and shock 
the moralist. In almost 
every large boarding-house 
in town games for lady 
players are conducted with 
more or less vigor, depend- 
ant on the income of the 
husbands of the spec- 
ulators. 

In one large family hotel, 
some distance up Market 
street, a well established 
poker game is in progress 
every afternoon. There is 
a small limit on the game, 
but the limit does not limit, 
and only makes probable 
the larger losses. If the 
good ladies gambled only 
with table stakes, their 
wagers, and consequently, 

their possible losses, would be limited to the amount of coin 
on the table. But with the limit, they bet without the 
money, and it is no unusual circumstance for a woman to 
leave the game, forty or fifty dollars loser. 

In a fashionable hotel on Sutter street, there is a daily 
poker game to which others than guests of the house are 
frequently admitted. A woman was introduced, the other 
day, and in ber first jack-pot had a solitary antagonist. 
The outsider made a bet, was raised, and called. 

" Kings up," remarked the woman, who lived in the 
house. 

"Good," said the other, and the winner raked in the 




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LETTER. 



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chip-., and threw her cards tn the pack, without showing 
her hand. 

'"But I didn't see your kings up." objected the strn- 
who had a pair of aces herself, us she tislK 
cards, and Anally produced only a pair 01 kin. 
alier pair. 

"We always play a liberal game here.' indignantly 
protested the lady thus caught in a palpable alter, 
cheat. "Of course, if you are going to plav a tight game 

like that " 

» • • 

Diminutive General Bamberger, wl 
claim to fame rests principally on the fart 
that he was private secretary to Jeffer- 
son Davis when the latter was »erj much 
in the public eye, was a wonderful penman 
and an accomplished judge of tubaeco. 
In the exercise of the last mentioned 
talent, he was once the proprietor of a 
ciu;ar stand on Bush street, near Mont- 
gomery, in front of a saloon which was 
reputedly prosperous through the patron- 
age of one Mr. Christopher Buckley. 

Meeting Judge Sanderson on the street 
one day, General Bamberger politely and 
cordially invited the jurist to come around 
to his place and have a cigar. The Judge 
expressed his thanks and a few days later 
called to claim the proffered hospitality. 
His prospective host was standing in 
front of the cigar stand, and warmly 
greeted the Judge. Then he turned to 
the attendant behind the counter. 
" Give us the dice," he said. 

Judge Sanderson looked somewhat surprised at this un- 
expected feature of the entertaiument, but made no ob- 
jection. Each threw the dice once and the Judge won. 
"Horsesl" stipulated the General, eagerly. 
Once more the dice were cast, and again the Judge had 
luck with him. 
" Best three out of five!" again bargained the General. 
This time fortune favored the proprietor of the cigar 
stand, and having won, he ordered the cigars produced. 
"Give us three for a half," said the General. 
The cigars were laid on the counter and the General 
took two. The Judge took the remaining one, in return 
for his half-dollar, secretly so amused at the naiw.lt of the 
entire performance, that he felt abundantly solaced for 
being so thoroughly done. But the General, perhaps 
feeling some small qualms of conscience, remarked, explan- 
atorily, to his guest, to show him how much worse he 
might have fared with a less generous opponent: 

" You know, Judge, when we shake best three out of 
five, the winner usually takes them all." 



DANGER IN CALCIUM CARBIDE. 

Rules Governing Its Sale In New York. Liquefied Acetylene 
Gas Prohibited. 

SUPERINTENDENT Murray, of the Bureau of Com- 
bustibles, has made regulations governing the trans- 
portation, storage and sale of calcium carbide, which the firemen de- 
clare to be a source of danger in a burning building, because when 
water reaches it acetylene gas is given on". A number of stores keep 
it for use in bicycle lamps. Hereafter, in transit or on storage, it 
must be enclosed in hermetically sealed iron receptacles marked 
"Dangerous, if not kept dry." No package may contain more than 
1(10 pounds. It mnst be stored in isolated buildings that are fire- 
proof and water-proof. No artificial light or heat will be permitted 
in the building where it is stored. Not more than twenty pounds, 
in bulk or in cartridges, maybe kept in any store or factory, and 
this must be in a fireproof safe or vault above the street grade, and 
it must be kept six inches above the Hoor. 

The manufacture, transportation, storage, sale or use of liquefied 
acetylene is absolutely prohibited within the limits of this city.— 
N. Y. Sun. 

To Cure a Cold In One Day 
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All druggists refund the 
money if it fails to cure. 25c. The genuine has L. B. Q. on each tablet. 



Williak S. Barnes (ex-Dlstrtct Attorney), has resumed the practice 
of law at rooms 27, 28, and 81, second floor, Chronicle Building. 



A HANDSOME ESTABLISHMENT. 



Shaa a great many attractive stores; 
and of late years particular attention has been paid 
to make retail place.* of business particularly pleasing to 
the eye and convenient to the customer. One of the hand- 
-t to be seen is the i at of the Berteling 

il Co.. at 14 and 1 • » Kearny street, under the man- 
agement of that bright and progressive optician, Harry 
Nccnlinan, son of the well-known California pioneer 
material, watch and jewelry jobber, known to every 
jeweler on the Pacific slope, Joseph Nordman, of the firm 
ccf Nordman Bros. The business was started years ago 
by I. A. Ilerteling, of Boston, Mass., well-known through- 
out both this country and Europe through the many 
scientific optical instruments bearing his name and the 
work of his fertile brain. In 1896 Mr. Berteling and Harry 
Nordman decided to incorporate a stock company under 
the name of Berteling Optical Co., and this was accom- 
plished with L. A. Berteling as president; Harry Nord- 
man as vice-president; Joseph Nordman as treasurer, and 
A. \V. Kirk as secretary; and on February 25, 1897, they 
moved from 427 Kearny street into their present quarters, 
where they undoubtedly have one of the largest and most 
complete retail and wholesale optical establishments in the 
country. The first Hoor is fitted up for retail purposes, 
with line counters and wall cases for the display of opera 
and field glasses, thermometers, barometers, spectacles, 
eye-glasses, etc., with a specially fitted up room in the 
rear for examination. 

Harry Nordman, the present manager of the Berteling 
optical business (Mr. Berteling having retired some months 
ago), is to be congratulated upon the arrangement and 
plans of this model optical establishment, and especially 
upon having surrounded himself with a thoroughly efficient 
corps of expert and scientific opticians; men who have 
given years to the study of ophthalmology, and whom the 
public know are to be depended on to do good work. The 
upper floors are taken up by the wholesale departments 
and shops, lens-grinding department, etc., and, as may be 
supposed, are perfected in every detail. The establish- 
ment is well known to every optician on the Pacific slope 
for the careful and thorough manner in which every order 
is filled, and for their absolute accuracy in prescription 
lens grinding. 



Dr. Mitchell says in diffi- 
cult cases of Anemia, he adds 
cod-liver oil half an hour 
after each meal and he likes 
to use it in an emulsion ; that 
he has watched with grow- 
ing surprise some listless, 
feeble, creature gathering 
flesh, color and wholesome- 
ness of mind and body from 
this treatment. 

"Scott's Emulsion" is cod- 
liver oil combined with hy- 
pophosphites. It regenerates 
tissue, invigorates the nerves 
and brain, enriches the blood 
and adds fat and strength. 

50c. and #1.00, all druggists, 
SCOTT & BOWNE, Chemists, New York. 



The Best CARTRIDGES 

For your rifle or pistol are the "U. S." make 
Try the TJ. S. 22 Short Cartridges and watch results. 
United States Cartridge Co. 



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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



February 4, 1899 




ciET/r 



[Matter for publication in this 
Department of the News Letter 
should be sent to the office not 
later than Thursday preceding 
the current issue of the week.l 



fN the absence of social 
festivities, which has 
been so marked this season, the various charitable affairs 
given and planned to take place are proving very accept- 
able. Last Monday evening the ladies of the First Pres- 
byterian Church gave an entertainment in the church par- 
lors, the programme including music, recitations, tableaux, 
and refreshments. Among those taking prominent part 
m the affair were Mesdames W. B. Harrington, John 
Flournoy, Edwin Breyfogle, J. Starr Ballard, Edwin 
Dimond, the Misses Bowman, Hamilton, Livermore, 
Efeaoor Wood, Maggie apd Sadie Collier. 

The children's entertainment for the benefit of the 
Children's Hospital which is arranged to take place at 
the Hobart residence on Van Ness Avenue on Saturday 
afternoon the 11th of February will be a very elaborate 
affair. Over one hundred children are to take part ap- 
pearing in fancy dress as exponents of Mother Goose 
melodies, with Master Horace Hill as masterof ceremonies, 
who will personate the King of France. There will be 
tableaux, fancy dances in costume, booths for the sale of 
different commodities, in fact there will be a little of every- 
thing, and the indications are that a most substantial re- 
ward will be the result of this novel affair. 

Among the newly announced engagements in this vicinity 
are those of Miss Mirriam Moore to E. J. Pringle of Oak- 
land, and of Miss Grace Goodrich to Frank C. Mortimer; 
while from New York comes the news of Miss Maude 
Younger's engagement to Dr. J. R. Church of the Rough 
Riders. The wedding will not, however, take place until 
the return of the groom elect from Manila, to which 
place he is at present under orders to proceed. Another 
Eastern engagement of interest to San Francisco is that 
of Miss Marie McKenna to Richard Kerens Jr., with the 
wedding to take place in Washington City some time in 
April. 

Afternoon, musicales have been the medium chosen this 
season for a number of pleasant little reunions among 
friends who love sweet sounds. The one given by Mrs. 
Salisbury early in the season proved a veritable "eye- 
opener," so to soeak. and those which have followed since 
have been equally successful. At the musicale given by 
Mrs. E. J. McCutcheon last Friday afternoon the Misses 
Alice and Bessie Ames were heard for the first time this 
winter on their favorite instruments. The selections given 
were all enthusiastically received, and Miss Marie Wilson 
also contributed in no slight degree to the success of the 
affair. 

Mrs. Birmingham received a charming welcome home 
after her absence abroad from Mrs. Marriner Camp- 
bell, who last Friday evening gave a musicale at her home 
on Tu'-k street, in honor of her former pupil. The guests 
included Mr. and Mrs. Sam Mayer, Mr. and Mrs. Batchel- 
der, Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Bosworth and Oscar Weil, all of 
whom with Mrs. Birmingham contributed musically to the 
pleasure of the evening. 

Next Thursday evening, February 9th, the benefit for 
the California Eye and Ear Hospital, 1007 Sutter street, 
will take place at the Tivoli, on which occasion the attrac- 
tive opera of Madeline, or The Magic Kiss will be presented 
for the first time. The hospital is one of the worthiest 
charities of the city, and the lady managers are strug- 
gling hard to maintain its excellence and increase its use- 
fulness. Especial attention is called to the fact that the 
benefit takes place on next Thursday evening, and not in 



the afternoon as has heretofore been published. The tick- 
ets are selling rapidly, and a splendid house is already 
assured. 

The Friday Night Cotillion Club and the Friday Fort- 
nightlies will both have their final ante-lenten dances next 
week, and now nearly all the chit chat is anent the Mardi 
Gras ball to be given at the Art Institute on the fourteenth. 
'Tis said some remarkably pretty as well as original cos- 
tumes will be worn by a number of our maidens fair who 
are taking extra pains to ensure a strict incognito so they 
may have full sway of fun before unmasking comes; there- 
fore all costumes are being kept a profound secret. 

Mrs. Isaac Requa, Mrs. Mark Requa and Mrs. O. F. 
Long gave a series of Wednesday teas during January at 
their home in Piedmont, the concluding one of which took 
place last week. They have been attended by a great 
many from this side of the bay, and the hostesses have al- 
ways had a number of San KVancisco maidens among 
their "assistants." Miss Ella Morgan represented San 
Francisco at the final tea of the season, the Misses 
Sharon, Moffatt and Mhoon filling that role for Oakland. 

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Page and family, who have been 
spending the winter so far at the Wellesley on Califor- 
nia street, have returned to their villa at Belvedere ; 
Mrs. Page's mother, Mrs. W. C. Ralston, accompanied 
them. Miss Jenny Flood has returned from her visit East ; 
Dr. and Mrs. Edie are back from their honevmoon trip 
south, and are occupying the doctor's quarters at the 
Presidio. 

James L. Flood left the city last Wednesday in his pri- 
vate car, "Corsair," for Kansas City, where he goes to be 
married to Miss Maud L Fritz, a young lady who lived 
here for years, and has a great many warm friends. The 
ceremony, which takes place on next Wednesday, the 8th 
inst., will be private, only a few intimate friends of the 
contracting parties beiug present. The young lady is a 
tall, and handsome, and accomplished young woman. 
She left this city some weeks ago with her mother, sister 
and brother for Kansas City. There are few men in this 
city better known than Mr. Flood, whose large interests 
Lave received at his hands excellent management. The 
son of the late James C. Flood, the great Bonanza prince, 
upon the death of his father, he assumed the entire manage- 
ment of the estate with eminent success. After the marriage 
Mr. and Mrs. Flo id will visit New York and the South, 
and sail in May for Europe, where they will spend several 
months, returning to their home in this city at the end of 
their prolonged bridal tour. 

The most brilliant event 
of the week was the re- 
ception given to General 
Shatter by the ladies of the ^T^JI 

Century Club of which or- B& It 1'^^^^BMi) 

ganization the General's 
late wife was a valued 
member. The Club was < » 
fite for the occasion, the 
attendance reaching 
"standing room only" early 
in the evening. Flags and 
ferns were profusely used 
in decorating and a feature 
of the evening's enjoyment 
was the much abused 
punch bowl which was 
strongly in evidence (Oak- 
land to the contrary not- 
withstanding). The Gen- 
eral stood in the auditorium flanked on the right by Mrs. 
Morrison, the Club President, and around the gallant 
warrior fluttered the directory and past presidents, among 
them Mesdames Cornwall, Davis, and Gibbons, who as the 
crowd passed the guest of the evening, presented to him 
each one in turn. This ceremony ended the General took 
his stand on the platform and told of his conquest of 
Santiago, and then a delicious supper was served at tete- 
a-tete tables upstairs. The ladies were mostly in full 
evening dress and the many uniforms present added to the 
gay scene, and the affair was voted a success in every way. 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Stone left for a visit to Europe 
last Thursday. They will be absent some time. 




February 4. 1899 



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The \ 
last. 
that plare aod other part 

in a' 1 

down were Mrs John Parrotl. Mr. and Mi 
and Mrs Frank Carolan. Walter Ho 
large number of his horses and rigs, as a - 
John Far- ral of Mr. H- 

Mown in an excellent full-paee half-tone in thi- 
ol the News Letter. 

raid Hathbone, nephew of Major Kathbone. 1 . 
turned from Manila. He participated in the ei 
at that place, and after the first trouble w,i- 

1. and went from the Philippines to Vladivostock in 
the interests of the firm with which he is connected here. 
The engagement of Mr. Calla 
Byrne and Mrs. Hope Kilts Xher- 
wood which has just been announced 
was received with pleasure by their 
many friends throughout the Stat.-. 
Mrs. Sherwood is the daughter of 





W. T. Ellis, a prominent merchant and banker of Marys- 
ville, but her acquaintances are numerous in California. Cal- 
laghan Bryne is the oldest son of Mrs. Margaret Irvine, a 
wealthy widow of this city. Mr. Byrne's residence is in 
Los Angeles, where the couple will make their home. He 
has recently returned from extended travel abroad. The 
wedding will take place at the Palace hotel at noon 
February 14th. 

The members of the Entre Nous Cotillion held their 
fourth assembly and german of the season on Friday even- 
ing, January 20th, at the Palace Hotel. Like all previous 
meetings of this popular organization, the affair was a 
distinct and brilliant success. Fifty couples, the full club 
membership, participated, and danced six pretty and 
original figures of the cotillion under the leadership of 
Mr. Sanforcl G. Lewald. The young ladies were all hand- 
somely attired, and the scene during the german was a 
pretty one. The following participated in the leading 
sets: Misses Alma Hink, Millie Plagemann, Emma Prosek, 
Winifred Stateler, Martha Liese, Lillian Lubben, Belle 
Lipp, Nellie G. Martland, Mabel Phillips, Lillian Schroeder, 
Mabel McFadden, Mae Ludlow, Sadie Ludlow, Regine 
Plagemann, Miss Berry, Miss Blake, Frieda Pockwitz, 
Neva Swain, Louise Heppner, Mrs. Frank L. Piatt; and 
Messrs. Clarence Burke, Jason Gould, Dr. Frank L. Piatt, 
Herman H. Herzer, Frank H. Kerrigan, J. J. Van Nos- 
trand, Chas. Hogue, Robert F. Haigbt, T. .M. Stateler, 
Dudley E. Behlow, Dr. Stinson, Oscar Meussdorffer. Dr. 
A. J. Sylvester, Edward Carrera, Geo W. Liopman. 
D. Graham, R >bert France, R. C. Thompson, W. H. 
inson, W. R. Morgan, Dr. J. C. Stephens, MerritD. 1 
son, Arthur Meussdorffer, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W. Lipp- 
man, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Carrera, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. 
D. Graham. 

Dr. Winslow Anderson has returned to the city after an' 
absence of some weeks, during which time he visited the 
southern portions of the State. Mrs. Anderson will re- 
main at San Diego for some weeks. 



men l • 



■ 'i »u at 

luncheon ■ . rt o( 

the « f last 

fiance. William Prinj.- 
announced. 

«kett filled the role of hostess for the 
first time ' irave a charming litt ■ 

ner to a few of her young friends last wei 

ill followed her good example with a luncheon at 
the 1 Clob on Wednesday last, the young ladies 

who composed the party being invited to meet Miss Kohl 
n Mateo. 

Theater parties were in evidence i»t the several places 
of amusement on Monday evening ; on Tuesday evening 
ihe Centurv Club gave a reception ; on Wednesday night 
California Commanderv No. 1, Knights Templar, gave an 
entertainment which was on a very elaborate scale at 
Golden (Jate Hall. Mrs. and Miss Hecht will give a dance 
at 1 heir Washington-street residence to night ; to-morrow 
there will be an engagement reception held at the Nord- 
man residence on Clay street, the interested parties being 
Mi--* Tillie Nordman and Dictor D. M. Coney. 

The seventh concert of the second season of the San 
Francisco Symphony Society takes place on Thursday 
afternoon, February 9th, at the Orpheum. On this occa- 
sion the follon-insj programme will be rendered: 1. Over- 
ture Tiinnhnutrr, Wagner; 2, Symphony, Joan of Arc, Mos- 
kowsky; 3, Verspiel, Lohengrin, Wasfner; 4, Scherzo, 
Midsummer Night'i Dream, Mendelssohn; 5, Abenlied, 
Schumann; 6, The Mill, Raff; 7, Rbapsodie No. 11., Liszt. 
This is the last concert of this season but one, and, with a 
programme like this, should be well attended. 



ftFTER an absence of ten yeara, C. Roemer again 
makes his bow to the public of San Francisco. He 
has re-opened the New Vienna Cafe at 205 Kearny street, 
where he formerly gained great popularity. He bas re- 
fitted and renovated the restaurant in an elegant manner, 
and will especially cater to the lady shoppers of the city; 
The public will find at the New Vienna Cafe everything 
in the market, and served in the most appetizing style. 

Just Returned. 
Dr. D'Evclyu, returned from the East. Ontce. Phelan Building. 

Dewey whitewash, yes, and wash white. You can 
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Maine point is quality, and the 
Merritt ol our work is such, people go 
Miles '0 patronize us Our prices are not 
Hobson's choice,, but are standard rates, which are not ■' 
Cervera high as some people think. We want to 
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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



February 4, 1899. 



IN SURANC E 

THE report of the New York Board of Railroad Cc m- 
missioners for the year 1898, shows that seven hundred 
persons were killed and fifteen hundred and seven men in- 
jured in New York State during the year. This is an in- 
crease of fifty-eight killed and one hundred and sixteen 
maimed, over 1897. 

In an address to the Unitarian Club of Alameda upon 
the subject of life insurance, Mr. Percy H. Evans made 
use of the following statistics: Total of world's life insur- 
ance, $21,000,000,000; in United States, $14,100,000,000; 
in assessment companies and fraternities, $7,800,000,000; 
in old live companies, $6,300,000,000; astets of old line 
companies in the United States, $1,350,000,000; assets of 
assessment companies and fraternities, $62,500,000. 

In addition to the new duties imposed upon him as second 
vice-president of the Pacific Mutuil Life Insurance Com- 
pany, Mr. Higgins will continue to act as general superin- 
tendent of the company. 

At the election of directors held at the meeting of the 
Underwriter's Fire Patrol, the following directors were 
elected for the ensuing year: Chas. A. Laton, John Scott 
Wilson, Rudolph Herrold Jr., Geo. W. Spencer, Wm. Mac- 
Donald, V. C. Duffield and L. L. Bromwell. The first six- 
named were re-elected, the only change being the election 
of L. L. Bromwell, vice A. E. Magill, who having severed 
his connection with the insurance interests was ineligible 
to serve. The newly-elected directors elected the follow- 
ing officers : Charles A. Laton, president ; John Scott 
Wilson, vice-president; Rudolph Herold Jr., secretary 
and treasurer. 

Deputy Insurance Commissioner Hefner of Washington 
recommends the repeal of the discriminating tax on fire 
insurance companies. Mr. Hefner's head is decidedly 
level. 

At the last meeting of the San Francisco Life Under- 
writers' Association the following officers were elected : 
J. W. KUeariff, Pacific Mutual, president; G. M. Stolp, 
National Life, vice-president ; C. M. T. Parker, Massa- 
chusetts Mutual, secretary. 

THE coming meeting at Ingleside, which begins on 
Monday next, should furnish some of the grandest 
sport in the racing line that has been seen on the Coast 
this season, as the track is now at its prettiest, and in 
such condition that fast time over it is certain to be made. 
In sunshine as in storm the race track at Ingleside is al- 
ways a safe one, and the manner and rapidity with which 
"It dries out is a marvel to the turfman from all parts of 
the country. The stake attractions for the opening week 
are the Tarpey stakes, a handicap for three-year-olds 
and upward, at one mile and a furlong, to be run on 
Wednesday, February 8th, and the California Oaks for 
three-year-old fillies, at the same distance, to be run on 
Saturday, February 11. Among the probable starters in 
the Tarpey stakes are San Venado, Olinthus, First Tenor, 
Napamax, Sardonic, Won't Dance, Don Quixote, Ferrier, 
Briar Sweet, Bendoran, What-er-Lou, 'Ostler Joe, 
Morellito and others. 

Best Because Natural. 
The market is Hooded with so-called baby foods. Experience 
demonstrates that scientifically prepared cow's milk is the best, when 
the natural supply fails. Gail Borden Eagle Brand Condensed Milk 
is the best infant food. 



When cold and damp after exposure to the elements, these winter days, 
use promptly the famous old Jesse Moore Whiskey. 

FIRE, MARINE, AND INLAND INSURANCE. 

NEW ZEALAND INSURANCE COMPANY, °» *■» Zealand. 

Capital $5,000,000 

UNLIMITED LIABILITY OF SHAREHOLDERS. 
Offloe In company's building, 312 California street. 

W. P. THOMAS, Manager. 
Hooker & Lent, City Agents, 14 Post street. 

THE LION FIRE INSURANCE CO. i'.»^ft.£ t ? 1 . < : Mh 

$926,105.75 

THE IMPERIAL INSURANCE CO, o^^&fASSn, WSS 

Assets ----- $1,910,166.88 
WM, J. LANDERS, Resident Manager. 

Pacific Coast Branch, 205 SaosomeSt., San Francisco 




MA1U3TE iDKr'AKTMxanc 




Capital Subscribed $4,482,760 

LONDON ASSURANCE, capital paid up 2.241,375 

Assets 19,195,146 

Capital Subscribed $5 000,000 

OCEAN MARINE. Capital Paid Up 500,000 

Assets 2,502,060 

INSURANCE. 

FIRE, MARINE, AND INLAND INSURANCE. 

Firemans Fund 

INSURANCE COMPANY, OF SAN FRANCISCO CAL. 

Capital, $1,000,000. Assets, $3,500,000 

PALATINE 

INSURANCE COMPANY (Limited), OF MANCHESTER, ENGLAND. 

SOLID SECURITY. OVER $9,000,000.00 RESOURCES 

OHAS. A. LATON, Manager 489 California St., S. F. 
Fibi Insubanci. 

BRITISH AND FOREIGN MARINE INSURANCE CO. LIMITED, 

OF LIVERPOOL. 









BALFOUR, 3UTHRIE & CO., Agents, 




No. 818 California St., S. F 



Founded A. D. 1792. 

Insurance Company ot Nortn America 

OT PHILADELPHIA, FERN. 

Paid-up Capital 18,000,000 

Surplus to Policy Holders 6,022,018 

JAMES D. BAILEY, General Agent, 412 California St., S. F. 

ROYAL EXCHANGE ASSURANCE, OF LONDON. 

Incorporated by Royal Charter, A. D. 1726. 
Capital Paid Up, (8,446,100. Assets, (23,879,859 

Surplus to Policy Holders, $9,861 324. 
FRANK W DICKSON, Ass't Manager. 

501-503 Montgomery St., corner Sacramento. 

CONNECTICUT FIRE INSURANCE CO. OF HARTFORD. 

Capital Paid Up 81,000.000 

Assets 8,800.018 

Surplus to Policy Holders 1,668,882 

BENJAMIN J. SMITH, Manager. 

COLIN M. BOYD. a^gS? &S£ 

PHOENIX ASSURANCE CO. OF LONDON ****»■* «■. 
PROVIDENCE-WASHINGTON INSURANCE CO. incorporated ™> 

BUTLER & HALDAN, General Agents , 

418 California St., S. F. 

THE THURINGIA INSURANCE COMPANY. 

Of ERFURT, GERMANY 
Capital, (2,250.000 Assets. (10.984.248. 
Paoiflo Coast Department: 204-208 SANSOME ST., S. F. 

VOSS. CONRAD & CO., General Managers. 



February 4. 1899. 



8AN FRANCISCO I. UTTER. 



»7 



Southern Pacific Co. --Pacific System. 

Tr»lni Laavs aad «r. Dm to Arrlva »1 BAN FRANCISCO 
(Mala Line. Fool of Market Strut ) 






I Am* 



••:00 a Nlles. San Joaa. and way •lallou 

7:00 A Baolela Salaon. and Sacramento 

7-00 > MarrnTlUa. Ororllla. and Redding, via Woodland 

7:00 a Elm'ra. Vacarllle and Rumsey 



7.J0 A Marlines San Ramon. Vallejo. Napa. CahaUfa. San la Roaa 

8*00 a Atlantic Kroraaa. Ofdenand Ka.t 

8 JO A San Jose Lir«»mor<\ Stockton. lone. Sacramento. Placer. 

Title. Marrartllc. Ctalco. Red niutT 

8:» A *Mllton. Oakdale, and Jameatowo ... 

0:00 a Martinet. Tracy. Lathrop, Mockton. Merced and Fresno 
0:00a Pteano, BakcraOeld. Santa Barbara. Los Angela*, Doming. 

El Pa»o. New Orleans, and East 

10-00 A Vallejo. Martinet, and war stations 

18:00 m NUes. Llvennoro Stockton. Sacramento. Mcndota, Hanford. 

Vtsalla. Poriervllle 

•I :O0 p Sacramento River steamers 

I -00 P Martinet. San Ramon. Vallejo Napa. Callsloga Santa Rosa 
4:U0p Benlcla, Vacarllle. Stcramento, Woodland, Knlgm'a Land- 

Ins Marrarllle. Orovllle 

4 :S0 p NUes. San Jose, and Stockton. 

5:W)pStn Francisco and Los Angeles Limited, Fresno, Bakers- 
field Los Angeles 

5-30 p Stockton, Merced, Fresno - . 

5:30 p Martinez, Tracy. Mendota, Fresno, Mojave. Santa Bar- 
bara, and Los Angeles 

15:00 p "PaolBc Coast Limited." El Paso, Fort Worth, Little Rock. 
St. Louts. Chicago, and East 

6:90 P Santa Fe Route. Atlantic Express, ror Mojave and East 

a no p European mall. Ogden and East 

6:00 P Hay wards, Nlles, and San Jose 

•floor Vatleio 

17:00 p Vallejo, Port Costa, and way stations 

8:00 p Oregon Express, Sacramento, Marysvtlle, Redding, Port- 
land. Puget Sound and East 

alO^B p "Sunset Limited," Fresno, Los Angeles, El Paso, New 
Orleans, and East 



•"■•« 
!«r 
a:«p 
8:4tp 
«:lt P 
8:«p 

4:15p 
4I»» 
IJ lip 

8:45 p 
7.45 p 

4 : IS p 

°:15a 

10:45 ■ 
7:16 p 

11:45 A 

a : 1:. P 

8.46A 

!S :45 a 
8:45 p 
0-4* * 
7:45 A 
12 H» 
19:45 p 

8:15 a 



Sah Leandro and Hatwards Local. (Foot of Market St.) 



. 1 


Melrose, Seminary Pare, 


r 


8:00a 


FlTCHBURG. ELMHURST, 


I «:45 A 


is :00 a 


Sam Leandro. 


1 («9:45 A 


10:00 A 


South Sah Leandro. 


| 10:45 A 
J 12:45 p 


(11.00 A 


Estcdillo, Lorenzo. 


3 OOP 


Cherrt, and Hatwards. 


i '1:45 P 


6:00 P 




| (5:45 P 


7:00 P 


( Runs through to Nlles. 


7:45 P 




t From Nlles 


I 



Coast Division (Narrow Gauge). (Foot of Market St.) 

8:16 a Newark, Oenterville, San Jose, Felton, Boulder Greek, Santa 

Cruz and way stations 5 :60 P 

•2:16 p Newark, Centerville, San Jose, New Almaden, Felton, Boul- 
der Creek, Santa Cruz, and principal way stations *10:5Ua 

4:15p Newark, San Jose, and Los Gatos 0:20 a 

til :45p Hunters' Excursion, San Jose and Way Stations 17:20 p 

CREEK ROUTE FERRY. 

From San Francisco— Foot of Market street (Slip 8).— *IA6, 9:00, and 
11:00 A. m., tl:00. *2:00, 13:00, *4:00,J6:00 and *6:00p. m. 

From Oaklaniv- Foot of Broadway.— *6:00, 8:00, 10:00 A. M.; 112:00. •1:00. 
12:00, '3:00,14:00 »S:0OP. M. 

Coast division (Broad Gauge). (Third and Townsend streets). 

7:00a San Joseandwaystauons(New Almaden Wednesdays only) 

9:00 A San Jose, Tres Plnos, Santa Cruz, Pacific Grove, Paso Roblea 

San Luis Obispo, Guadalupe, Surf and principal way stations 

10:40 A San Jose and way stations 

11 :80 A San Jose and way stations ! 

•8:46 P San Mateo, Redwood, Menlo Park, Palo Alto. Santa Clara. 
San Jose. Gilroy. Holllster, Santa Cruz, Salinas, Mon- 
terey, and Pacific Grove * 

•8:80 p San Jose and Way Stations 

•4:15 p San Jose and Principal Way Stations 

•6 :00 f San Jose and Principal Way Stations 

6 :80 p San Jose and principal way stations 

0:80 p San Jose and way stations 

til :45P San Jose and way stations 



4:10 * 
•8:00A 
8:36A 



'10:86 A 
•9:00 A 
9:45 A 
6:85 A 
5:30p 
7:80 P 
7:30 P 



A for Morning. P for Afternoon. 'Sundays excepted. tSaturdays only. 
t Sundays only. 

IMondayR and Thursdays. ^Saturdays and Wednesdays. 

a Tuesdays and Saturdays. b Thursdays and Sundays. 

The Pacific Transfer Company will call for and check baggage from 
hotels and residences. Enquire of Ticket Agents for Time Cards and 
other Information. 



Santa Fe 
Route 



CALIFORNIA LIMITED 

Fastest Train Across the Continent. 
Connecting train leaves San Franolsco at 5 
p. m. every Sunday, Tuesday, Friday. Dining 
cars, buffet car, observation oar, and electric 
lighted sleeping cars. This train is in addi- 
tion to the Daily Overland Express, with 
THROUGH PULLMAN and TOURIST SLEEPING CARS and BUF- 
FET-LIBRARY CARS wilh BARBER DAILY. Meals at Harvey's fam- 
ous dining rooms. Get full particulars at Tioket office, 628 Market street, 
San Franolsco, and 1118 Broadway, Oakland. Tel Main 1531. 

S S "Australia," Wednesday, Feb 8, 1879, 2 p. m. 
SS "Moana," Wednesday, Feb. 22d, at 10 p. m. 
Line to Coolgardle, Australia, and Capetown 
South Africa. 

J. D. SPRECKELB 4 BROS. OO. 
Agents, 114 Montgomery St. Freight offloe, 827 
Market St. .Sao Franolsco. 




California Northwestern R'y Co. 

LESM l 

San Francisco and North Pacific R'y Co. 

»«» t H1HCPSC0 TO IAN RAFAEL. Ti anno* PlHRT- Pool or Harks) rttraai 

WF.F.K DAVS-J •*>.»:<». 11D0A u: !»:•. J :» i 10. »:» P H Thursday.- 
Kitra trlpal HO p H. Saturdays— Kltra trips at iWindll .urn 
SfNDAYS— « -00. » SO. 11:00 A ■: I JO. I:S0. 6:00.6 JOr w 

SAN RAFAEL TO SAN FRANCISCO. 
WEEK DAYS— «: 10. 7:60.9:20. 11:10 A ■< 12:1*. 1:40.6:10PM. Saturdays- 
Eitra trips at 1 :S6 and «:*> P H. 
SUNDAYS— "10, 9:«0. 11:10 A ■) 1 :40. S 40. 6:00. 8:» P u. 

Between San Franolsco and Sohuetxen Park, same schedule as above. 



LEATI S. F. 


In Effect Oct. 16. 1898. 


AKR1VI lit s. F 


Week Days. 


Sundays. 


DESTINATION. 


Sundays 


Week Days 


7:S0AU 
8:30 pm 
6:10pm 


8:00 AM 
9:30 AM 
6:00PM 


Novate 

Potaluma. 

Santa Rosa. 


10:40 AM | 
6:10 PM 
7:86 PM 


8:40 A M 
10:26 am 
6da p m 


7:30AM 


8:00 AM 


Fulton. Windsor. 

Healdsburg. Lytton, 

Geyservllle. Cloverdale 




10:26 A M 


8:80PM 


7:86PM 


8:22 P M 


7:30 AM 


8:00 AM 


Hopland, Uklah 


7:86 PM 


6:29 PM 


7:80AM 
8:30pm 


8:00 AM 


QuernevlUe. 


7:86PM 


10:26 A M 
6:22 P M 


7:30am 

6:10pm 


8:00AM 
5 ft) P M 


Sonoma, 
Glen E'.len. 


10:40am 
6:10pm 


8:40 A M 
6:22 P M 


7:30am 
8:80PM 


8:00a m 
6:00PM 


Sebastopol. 


10:40AM 1 
7:85 PM 1 


10:26 A M 
6:22 p M 



Stages connect at Santa Rosa for Mark West Springs; at Lytton for 
Lytton Springs; at Geyservllle for Skaggs' Springs; at Cloverdale for the 
Geysers; at Hopland for Duncan Springs. Highland Springs, Kelsey- 
ville. Carlsbad Springs, Soda Bay, Lake port, and Bartlett Springs; at 
Ukiah, for Vichy Springs, Saratoga Springs. Blue Lakes, Laurel Del 
Lake, Witter Springs. Upper Lake, Porno. Potter Valley, John Day's, 
Riverside. Llerley's. Bucknell's Sanhedrin Heights, Hullvtlle. Bnoneville, 
Orr'P Springs, Mendocino City. Ft. Bragg. Westport. Usal WlHits. Lay- 
tooville, Cummings, Bell's Springs, Harris, Olson's, Dyer, Scotia, and 
Eureka. 

Saturday- to- Monday Round Trip Tickets at reduced rates. On Sundays, 
Round Trip Tickets to all points beyond San Rafael at half rates. 
TICKET OFFICE— «50 Market St., Chronicle Building. 

H. C. WHITING, Gen. Manager. R. X. RYAN, Gen. PaBS . Agent. 

Occidental and Oriental Steamship Co. 

FOR JAPAN AND CHINA. 

Steamers leave wharf, FIRST AMD BRANNAN STREETS, atlPK., for 

YOKOHAMA AND HONGKONG, 

calling at Kobe {Hlogo), Nagasaki and Shanghai, and connecting at 

Hongkong with steamers for India, etc No oargo received on board on 

day of sailing. 

Copio (via Honolulu) .. Saturday, February 11, I860 

Gaelic (via Honolulu) Thursday, Maroh 9. 18G0 

Doric (via Honolulu) Tuesday, April 4, 18U9 

Coptic (via Honolulu) Friday, April 28, 1899 

Round Trip Tickets at Reduced Rates. 

For freight or passage apply at Company's Offloe, No. 421 Market street 

oorner First. ' D. D. STUBBS. General Manager. 



Pacific Coast Steamship Co. w lT?%TZ?Z?* y 




Wharf, San Francisco. 
Feb. 5, 10, 1ft, -Jit, 35; 



For Alaskan ports. 10 a. 
March2; change at Seattle. 

For B. C. and Puget Sound Ports, 10 A. M., Feb. 5 
10. 15, 20, 25; March 2, and every fifth day thereafter. 

For Eureka (Humboldt Bay) 2 p. m., Feb 3. 8, )3, 18, 
23,28; March 5. and every fifth day thereafter. 

For Newport (Los Angeles) and way ports, 9 a. m. Feb 
l 5, i), 13, 17, 21, 2ft; March 1, and every fourth day thereafter. 

For San Diego, stopping only at Port Harford, Santa Barbara, Port L-ns 
Angeles, Redondo, (Los Angeles) 11 a. m., Feb. 3, 7. 11, J5, 10, 28, 27; 
March 3, and every fourth day thereafter. 

For Mexioan ports, 10 A. M., Feb. 9, March 9, April 6. 

For further Information obtain folder. 

The company reserves the right to change, without previous notice, 
steamers, sailing dates, and hours of sailing. 

TICKET OFFICE— No. 4 New Montgomery street. (Palaoe Hotel.) 

good ALL. PERKINS & CO.. Gen. Agts. . 10 Market St.. San Franolsco 

TOYO KISEN KAISHA Oriental S. S. Co 

Steamers will leave wharf, corner First and iirannan streets. 1 p. m., for 
YOKOHAMA and HONGKONG, 

calling at Kobe (Hlogo). Nagasaki and Shanghai, and connecting at Hony- 

BODg with steamers for India, etc. No cargo received on board on day of 

sailing, 

NIPPON MARU [via Honolulul Wednesday, January 85 

AMRRICA MAUO [via Honolulu) Tuesday. February 21 

HONGKONG MARU [via Honolulu] Friday, Maron 17 

NiePON MARU [via Honolulu] Wednesday, April 13 

Round trip tlokets at reduced rates. For freight and passage apply at 

Company's offloe, 421 Market street, oorner First. 

* W. B. C0RTIS. General Agent. 



28 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER- 



February 4 1899. 




IN PACE— ELIZABETH WORTHINQTON FlSKE, IN SCRIBNERS MAGAZINE. 



Sweet is this rest! 
Moveless to lie with folded hands, 
My hair that strayed in shapely bauds, 
Lids sealing fast the tired eyes, 
That look yet deep into the skies ! 
Kobed as for joy— from throat to feet 
80ft white enfolding me complete, 

A rose upon my breast. 
Stilt as the forest pools at night, 
Still as the outmost planet bright! 
As wreck storm-swept upon the shore, 
A3 spints newborn that kneel before 

God's throne, amazed and bleat I 

Was it a dream 
That I lay in a curtained room, 
The dull air charged with faint perfume, 
Where phantoms flitted to and fro, 
Or stood beside my bed a-row, 
While still the tide rose high, and higher, 
That through my veins rolled liquid fire? — 

Then sudden pain did seem 
To vanish into peace I A chime 
Pulses afar— but pastis time; 
Beyond— the vast!— a crownless height I — 
I know not if of day or night 

Are the shadow and the gleam. 

The memories grew 
That in my dream kind faces oft 
Bent o'er me, voices tender, soft, 
Charmed back the ghosts; these coiue and weep, 
And call my name! some spell niu*t keep 
My lips, my hands I One kneels wiin moan 
Deep-drawn, says still, ''My lovel My own!'* 

Why, surely he must know ! 
Dear heart, if you had whispered this, 
You might have held me! One such kiss 
Had barred me from this peace so cold 1 
Blest now, that you, love's secret told. 

The hindered gift bestow. 

Soon they will move, 
Bearing me slowly, two and two, 
In the shine, as I have seen them do, 
And lay me in a stiller bed 
With grasses rippling overhead. 
They say I may not tarry there — 
That I must up and through the air 

To dwell with those above; 
Alas, I do not know the way I 
Better 'neath blowing buds to stay, 
And list his footsteps coming nigh 
To pause beside my rest; yon sky 

Is very far from love! 



THRENODY.— Barbara auyn, in the philosopher 

Soft whispering winds from the clouded dome, 
Lull me to slumber this night in June, 
My heart is aflame in lifes close room. 
Throw open the lattice that I may roam 
To the other side of the world. 

My love has flown with Death at his tide 
Leaving my heart as a funeral urn— 
An urn where the ashes shall evermore burn 
Till matter doth crumble, and naught shall divide 
From the other side of the world. 

O whispering winds bear onward my voice, 
The song that I sing at his funeral pyre! 
What form to love's longing doth heaven require? 
If death be the ransom, go bid him rejoice! 
For I die on this side of the world. 



You will get a new notion 
of what a lamp-chimney can 
be, when you use a Macbeth ; 
and of what it can do, when 
you get the right one. 

Get the Index. 

Write Macbeth Pittsburgh Pa 



NOT'CE TO CREDITORS. 
Estate of ARTHUR NEWTON LORING, Decaased. 

Notice is her- by given bv the undersigned A.C Freese adminlstrainr 
of the estate of Arih r NewUm Luring, deceits d, to the Creditors of ami 
all per.-oos bavirg oaims against the said deceased t • exbtb t them - iih 
the necessary vouchers wiihln four months after the flr»t publication of 
this notice, to the sni i Adminstratorat the omcen of his attorney, J. D. 
Sullivan, rooms 3^-35-;i8 i hrnnicle Building, corner Geary and Kearny 
streets, the same b«lng his place for the tran-actt.n of the business of the 
said estate in the City and County of San Francisco, Stale of California. 

A C. FRi-.E-»K, 
Administrator of the estate of Arthur Newton Loring, deceased. 

Dated at San Francisco, January 19 1 809. 

J. D. Sullivan, Attorney for Administrator. 

NOTICE TO CREDITORS. 

Estate of ALFRED H. MATTSON, Deceased. 

Notice is hereby given by the undersigned, A. C Freese. Administrator 
of the estate ■of Alfred H. Mattson, deceased, to the creditors of, and all 
persons having claims against the said deceased, to exhibit them, with 
the necessary vouchers, within fourmonths after the first publication of 
this notice, to the said Administrator, at the offices or, bis attorney, J. D. 
Sullivan, rooms 31-35 38 Chronicle building, corner Oeary and Kearny 
streets, San Francisco, Cal , the same being his place for the transaction 
of the business of the said estate in the City and County of San Francisco, 
State of California. A C. FREESE, 

Administrator of the Estate of Alfred H. Mattson, Deceased. 

Dated at San Francisco, January 19, 1899. 

J. D. Sullivan. Attorney for Administrator. 

NOTICE TO CREDITORS. 

Estate of ELIZA WILSON, Deceased. 

Notice is hereby given by the undersigned, A. C Freese. administrator 
of the estate of Eliza Wilson, deceased, to the Creditors of, and all 
persons having claims against the said deceased, to exhibit them with the 
necessary vouchers, within four months after the first publication of this 
notice, to the said administrator at the offices of his attorney, J. D. Snlli- 
vttn. rooms 31-35 38 Chronicle Building, corner Geary and Kean y Stretts 
San Francisco, Cal., the same being his place for the transaction of the 
business of the said estate in the City and County of San Francisco, State 
of California. A. C. FREESE, 

Administrator of the Estate of Eliza Wilson, deceased. 

Dated at San Francisco, January 19, 1899. 

J. D. SULLIVAN, Attorney for Administrator. 

ANNUAL MEETING. 

Oallfornla Powder Works. 

The annual meeting of the stockholders of the California Powder 

Works will be held at the office of the company, No. 330 Market street. 

San Francisco, Cal., on 

MONDAY, the 20th DAY OF FEBRUARY, 1899, 
at the hour of 1 o'clock p. m. for the purpose of electing a Board of Trus- 
tees to serve for the ensuing year and the transaction of such other busi- 
ness as may come before the meeting. 

J. F. NESM1TH, Secretary. 
Office- 330 Market street, San Francisco, Cal. 

ASSESSMENT NOTICE. 
Savage Mining Company. 

Assessment No 97 

Amount per Share 10 cents 

Levied January 3. 18(9 

Delinquent ln.Offlce February 6. 18(9 

Day of Sale of Delinquent Stock February 27, 1899 

E. B. HOLMES, Secretary. 
Office: Room 50, Nevada Block, 309 Montgomery street, S. F., Cal. 

ASSESSMENT NOTICE. 
Sierra Nevada Silver Mining Company. 

Assessment No. 115 

Amount per Share SO oents 

Levied , January 18, Id 9 

Delinquent In Office ■ February 21, 1899 

Day of Sale of Delinquent Stock March 13 1819 

E. L. PARKER. Secretary. 
Office— Room H.Nevada block, 309 Montgomery street, San Francisco, 
California. 

DIVIDEND NOTICE. 
Oceanic Steamship Company. 

Dividend No. 89, Fifty cents per share, of the Oceanic Steamship Com- 
pany, will be payable at the office of the company, 337 Market street, on 
and after Wednesday, February l, 1-99. Transfer booas willclose on Thurs- 
day. January 26, 1899, at 3 o'clock p. u. E. H. SHELDON, Secretary. 

Office— 327 Market street, San Francisco, Cal. 

The Solly Walter School of Illustration 



IN PEN AND INK. 



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W63K /H6I1 3DQ VVOfflCn TERS, the great Me'xloan rem- 
edy ; It gives health and strength to the Sexual Organs. Depot at 823 Mar- 
street, San Francisco. Send lor circular. 



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February 11. 1899. 




THE VICTORY THEATRE, SAN JOSE, 
Owned by the Phelan Estate. 
Exterior and Interior Views. 



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Salvrdat bf Iht proprulor. FRRm MARRlnTT 
S"t FrantUeo. > - ir» Fntnti*.'- 

rt <v> ii ni TtmpU 

■ <■* tn/ormation may bt 

IT is said that there is a growing sentiment in this coun- 
try in fav.ir of the election of I'nited States - 
by the people. The spectacle of a half-dozen dead-locks in 
as many different States, and the consequent delay of the 
people's business, is not apt to decrease that feeliii!.'. 
Personal ambition should not be permitted to stand be- 
fore the general will and want of the State. 

THE United States expended millions of treasure and 
many lives to free Cuba from the Spaniards and give 
liberty to the natives; butoneof these days, when the people 
of the island will be called upon to vote on the question of 
admission into the Union, we shall see a strange spectacle: 
All the Spaniards in Cuba will vote for admission, and the 
natives will vote against the flag that freed them. 

TAX-COLLECTOR Sheehan has locked horns with the 
Supervisors over the appointment of clerks in his 
office. The Collector claims that he alone has the right to 
select the force in his office, and Dr. Perrault insists that 
the Supervisors should exercise that privilege. The dif- 
ference resolves itself into a question of patronage. Un- 
doubtedly Sheehan is right. The people who elected him 
hold him responsible for the conduct of his office, and he 
will win respect or lose the confidence of the public in ex- 
act proportion as he performs his duties to their satisfac- 
tion. As he is responsible, he should name the men who 
assist him in doing the work. 

THE Harbor Commissioners are being severely raked 
over the coals by the Senate Committee appointed to 
investigate the charges of corruption in the erection of 
the new ferry depot. The whole matter has been very 
thoroughly gone over, and was clearly exploited by the 
Call months ago. Everyone admits that the people were 
done out of $60,000 or $70,000 by the changes from the 
original plans. The report touches the present adminis- 
tration of the depot, and shows a shameless condition of 
affairs. In the purchasing department, where $22,000 
were expended, the cost of running that office was $9000. 
The committee reached the conviction that the Harbor of- 
fice was conducted largely for the purpose of giving fat 
jobs to skillful politicians: All of which has been recog- 
nized for the past twenty-five years as a part of the sys- 
tem of doing the State's business on the water front. 



ST the Preston reform school it costs the State $337.99 
per annum for every boy living there. There is an 
able corps of thir f y-five employes — an average of one hired 
man for every four inmates. The carpenter instructs four 
boys twice a day in the use of tools, the gardener has a 
promising class of three and the dairyman bends beneath 
the toil of teaching five youngsters how to extract the 
lacteal fluid from the meek-eyed bovine. The strain is so 
great in this department at Preston that no effort has 
been made to make butter— the boys and piggery about 
the place presumably eagerly consuming all the milk pro- 
duced. Of course it has been long an openly admitted 
fact, that these reform schools are of little or no value; 
that they are badly conducted, that discipline is unknown. 
They are reform schools that do not reform. But the 
situation at Preston is ranker than anything that has been 
exposed hitherto. 



ARY 11. 1899. 



lintel er 6. 



WK are pleased to note that the civil service bill carries 
appropriation for this State. Among 
inholdt harbor. $1 i:i. 1 1.">: repairs of the Mint. 

115,000; Oakland harbor. 1133, »; San Pedro, 1200,000; 

debris . i a Monica Soldiers' Home, 

hi, and als i other items amounting to $15,000 or 
mi 



SENATOR Ashe has introduced a bill which compels 
the water companies to put filters in the bouae of every 
consumer when asked to do so; and upon refusal or delay 
the consumer may have the filter put in and charged to 
the company supplying the water. It would be interest- 
ing at this juncture to know what particular filter company 
Senator Ashe is interested in. 



IN the engagement at Manila California volunteers are 
shown to have borne themselves with the utmost hero- 
ism. Whenever and wherever they have been called upon, 
the soldiers from this State have deported themselves with 
the utmost gallantry. At San Juan Hill, El Caney, on 
Dewey's ships, or in the trenches at Manila, wherever a 
Californian has been scratched a true fighter has been 
found. The State should be proud of the record her sons 
have made. On every battlefield they have borne them- 
selves like seasoned veterans. 



THE officers of the California and Oriental Steamship 
Line, who originally intended that their vessels 
should run between San Diego and the Orient direct, in 
connection with the Santa Fe railway, have awakened to 
the fact that they cannot side-track San Francisco. Their 
first ship carried away two thousand tons of freight from 
this city, which went from here by rail to that place. As 
it is cheaper to carry goods by water than by rail, the 
company finds it absolutely necessary to send their vessels 
to San Francisco. The San Diegans should not worry, 
however; their enterprise is commendable. In time they 
may have business enough to support a direct trans- 
Pacific line. 

THE Senatorial situation at Sacramento is more clearly 
demonstrating the fact that the supporters of Coi. 
Burns are fully determined to stand by him until he is 
elected. The bitter personal attacks of the papers upon 
him are spent, and his enemies find themselves weak and 
disorganized, while his forces are united, enthusiastic and 
confident. Personal journalism, as illustrated in this 
campaign, stands up rebuked and condemned out of its 
own mouth. It was calculated that the fierce attacks on 
Burns' supporters would break their allegiance to him and 
cause a stampede to Mr. Grant. The campaign has been 
a dismal failure, ' and while the columns of the Call and 
Chronicle are still filled with abuse and coarse slang, the 
prospects of Col. Burns are growing brighter. At various 
times reports have been current that he was about to 
withdraw from the contest. Burns has no intention of 
withdrawing. He is in the race to stay, and his friends 
commend his course and are positive of his ultimate suc- 
cess. The recent exhaustive investigation has exoner- 
ated Col. Burns in the completest manner from the im- 
proper use of a single dollar, while it Ins clearly proved 
that Grant has spent large sums in the hope of directly 
influencing legislators to vote for him. Throughout the 
Colonel has borne himself in a dignified, confident way. His 
services and unfaltering devotion to his party justifies his 
friends and all members of his party in supporting him. 
That he will be elected by the present Legislature the 
News Letter has little doubt. 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LKTTIiR. 



February 1 1, 1899. 



WHERE ARE WE AT NOW? 

IT would be a wise son of this our Fatherland who could 
tell in a single sentence of plain common sense English, 
just where the country is at now. Our Ship of State is in 
the midst of a maelstrom of conflicting difficulties, the end 
of which no man can foresee. We have Cuba, Porto Rico, 
Hawaii, Guam, the Philippines, and the Sulu Islands upon 
our hands; all of which are populated with strangely mixed 
races of men, antagonistic to one another, and to us; our 
laws, customs, manners and civilization. Aliens in their 
feelings, sympathies, race and blood, they hate us with an 
abiding hatred, that can never be changed into respect 
and good will. T'lere are twelve millions of them with a 
fighting capacity that we have hardly yet come to realize. 
We have hitherto held the idea that they never could or 
would right in the open, but we know better now. The 
fight on the outskirts of Manila the other day was a brave, 
stand-up encounter, and, although the Filipinos got much 
the worst of it, they justified the predictions of Aguinaldo 
that they would prove that "they knew how to die." Who 
would have thought twelve short months ago that the 
United States would ever engage in the business of send- 
ing such men to their graves for fighting to apply our 
Declaration of Independence to their own case? We may 
say what we please about the course of Aguinaldo and his 
advisers, but in the field of diplomacy, as well as of war- 
fare, they will stand criticism, and the truths of history 
will deal kindly with them. 

But what are we going to do with them now? Around 
Manila and Iloilo we are going to "wipe the Filipinos out." 
Very well. Wbat are we going to do then? There remain 
more than one thousand islands tu occupy, and fully one 
million good fighting men to conquer. Just across the 
straits from Luzon there is the next largest island, that 
of Monadnoa, which the Spanish never did occupy or con- 
quer. They collected largess from it, but that is all. On 
it are 200,000 fighting Asiatic Mussulmans, who would al- 
ways be ready for raids upon the Coast, and upon Manila, 
and not eveu brave Dewey's fleet, or the 100,000 men that 
are to constitute our standing army could capture or con- 
quer them. Their island is very mountainous, and from its 
dense tropical growth, and conformation generally, has 
so far defied Spain successfully for four hundred years. 
No doubt we could, at the expenditure of a vast amount of 
blood and treasure, conquer the island, but what would 
we do with it then? How should we provide and maintain 
a government for the people, and what gain in anyway 
could be derived from such a desperate enterprise? Then 
there would be all the other islands to conquer, occupy 
and govern. Uncle Sam has got a long arm and much 
strength in it, but to control the Philippines would greatly 
weaken it, and, after all, the game would not be worth the 
candle. 

But what business have we in the Philippines anyhow? 
We so'emaly called the world to witness that our late war 
with Spain was not entered upon for the purpose of 
aggrandizement, but solely for the purpose of freeing 
Cuba, and leaving her government to her own people. 
When Admiral Dewey was ordered to Manila his instruc- 
tions were tocapture ordestroy the Spanish fleet anchored 
there. That done he had no further mission. To weaken 
the enemy and protect our commerce on the Pacific, the 
destruction of that fleet was necessary. That accomplished 
he might and no doubt would have sailed away, but he had 
a little arrangementon with Aguinaldo and stayed in order 
to see it through. The insurgent chief had collected arms 
and ammunition at Hong Kong. That he and Consul 
Wildrnan, and Admiral Dewey had frequent conferences 
together is now well known. As a result, he and his 
munitions of war, were helped on to Manila. Dewey took 
care of the forts and harbor front, while Aguinaldo, in an 
incredibly short time, gathered an army, defeated the 
Spaniards in every engagement, took 15,000 prisoners, 
and Manila was undoubtedly at his mercy. Then came the 
cessation of hostilities and the signing of the protocol. 
Dewey says that he made no promises as to the future, 
and no doubt that is true, because he had no power to 
commit his cmntry to a future policy. Aguinaldo says he 
"nderstood that, but that his attention was frequently 
called to the United States constituti in which provided no 
machinery for the acquirement or government of distant 



colonies, and that from the terms of our Declaration of 
Independence he might safely rely upon our instituting no 
government that did not derive its powers from the con- 
sent of the governed. He relied upon these talis, became 
an active allv of the United States, and rendered the 
capture of Manila a simple matter. He now complains 
that good faith has not been kept with him, that he has 
not been treated with common courtesy, and that the 
treaty of peace mean3 annexation. 

There can be no doubt that Admiral Dewey, in common 
with the rest of us, had not the remotest idea at that time 
that the United States would ever enter into a policy of 
subjugating and governing distant colonies. Even now it 
is difficult to say what our future course in that regard is 
going to be. In order to secure enough votes to ratify our 
treaty of peace with Spain, promises had to be made that 
the Philippines would not be permanently annexed, and a 
commission, appointed by the President, is now on its way 
to investigate the general condition of affairs on the islands 
with a view to their independence, if that be practicable. 
We think it is much to be regretted that some sort of in- 
dication of our intentions was not conveyed to Aguinaldo. 
He was entitled to at least that much. Courtesy costs 
little, and in this case would probably have saved many 
lives. If" the Filipinos had been given the slightest inti- 
mation that their independence was still under considera- 
tion, there would have been no conflict. 

But the mischief has been done, and the question arises 
as to what it behooves us to do now. As matters stand, 
we cannot afford to leave the Filipinos in any sort of doubt 
of our ability to fight, and whip them. Our brave men 
have so far done nobly, and are abundantly able to con- 
tinue the fight to a finish. It never does to temporize 
with Asiatics when once the sword is drawn, and not until 
they have disarmed and sued for peace ought we to 
consent to treat with them. It is a pity that Admiral 
Dewey's advice, "to send on a first- jlass statesman," was 
not more promptly followed. We cannot help thinking 
that a little diplomacy would have kept matters straight, 
and would set them right even now; that is to say, it 
would if our intention is to give the Philippines any sort of 
self government. If that be not our intention, it is now 
obvious that we shall have to conquer the whole group, 
and hold it by military force — an undertaking which this 
nation may well pray to be spared. 

In Self-Defense. A great deal of attention has been di- 
rected to the bill introduced in the 
Legislature, having for its object the curtailment of the 
privileges of the papers of the State, and the restoration 
to private individuals of those personal rights which have 
been gradually disappearing before the competitive ag- 
gression of the press. The bill to which reference is here 
made prohibits the publication of pictures or caricatures 
of any person in any paper without first obtaining the 
consent of the person represented, under heavy fine or 
imprisonment. Naturally the measure has excited the 
ridicule and opposition of the papers, for it would be dim* 
cult to imagine anything that would be more hurtful to 
the selling quality of a daily paper than its effective oper- 
ation. The illustration of the press has become a neces- 
sity, and the appearance of a cosmopolitan paper without 
pictures of people in its columns would be regarded as a 
curiosity. The bill was introduced more for the purpose 
of getting even on the papers than t~> correct a public or 
private wrong. 

Another bill was introduced curtailing the racing season 
at Ingleside and Oakland. It is not known that the mem- 
bers of the Legislature are unfavorable to racing. There 
are few, if indeed there are any, members of that body 
who personally are not in favor of encouraging the growth 
of the great industry of borse-breeding in California; for 
the fact. has been demonstrated that the natural condi- 
tions here are favorable to the breeding of the world's best 
horses. There is no particular element of piety abroad in 
the Legislature. Then why was the bill introduced? For 
the purpose ofgetting even on the newspapers. If the 
proposed measure restricting racing were to become law, 
it would take from the three morning papers anywhere 
from $4,000 to #8,000 per month. Ingleside and Oakland 
pay the highest prices for the space they occupy in the 
daily press. Every day columns of reading matter and 



February 1 1, 1899. 



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tabulated statements of results are given to the different 
tracks. All this means thousands per week to tbe papers 
of Sao Francisco To cut down the racing season mean* 
a serinus and direct inroad upon the dai 

During the present session of the Legislature the arro- 
ganre ot the daily papers has b vely in evidence. 

The members have not been permitted t their 

undoubted rights without feeling the lash of the daily 
This has been most apparent in the 
■ ontest. No man who has voted for Grant, no 
one who has voted for Col. Burns, has escaped the charge 
of having been bought. The exercise of honest judgment 
has been ridiculed; the legislators who have not voted M 
the Chronicle or the Call or the Examiner thought they 
should vote, have been branded -as hirelings, as purchas- 
able, as thoroughly venal. To exercise one's rights, to 
think or vote for one's self, without consulting the news- 
papers, has been to open the flood-gates of grossest accu- 
sation, of caricature, of vile insinuation. The man who 
dared to do as his own sense of right indicated, and as his 
conscience dictated, immediately became a target for 
everything that was vituperative. He had been bought, 
his constituents had been betrayed, and his soul belonged 
to the bosses. That this has been the rule no one who has 
watched the papers will doubt for a single moment. 

Such treatment is a disgrace to journalism, and to the 
State. The bills to which we have referred, 
as well as others, are the result. Unable to protect 
themselves without an appeal to physical force and a vio- 
lation of law, the legislators have undertaken by indirec- 
tion to strike tbe papers in a vital spot — where their con- 
sciences are always and only to be found — and that is in 
their cash boxes. 



Already Proposing Registrar Biggy is at Sacramento 
To Amend endeavoring to pass several proposed 

The Charter. amendments to the new charter re- 
lating to registration. We have no 
doubt that the motives of the Registrar, and of those who 
are working with him, are good, but we cannot help re- 
gretting any sort of attempt to tamper with the new 
general law. We bad thought that the consensus of 
opinion was that San Francisco should at last have genuine 
home rule, make its own amendments to the charter, and 
eschew the legislature as a played out power in regard to 
our municipal affairs. If the friends of the charter find it 
necessary to seek amendments thus early, we can only say 
that the fact is to be very much regretted. We may be 
assured that their example will be followed at every ses- 
sion, and often by persons not anxious for good govern- 
ment. Tn fact, the city is to be as much at the mercy of 
the legislative delegations as ever. Than that, we know 
of no worse evil that can befall fair San Francisco. We 
are told that these amendments are necessary because the 
new charter fails to supply certain election machinery. 
That the defect exists we suppose is true, but if it does, 
somebodv blundered, and in the face of very clear warn- 
ings. The News Letter again and again pointed to 
errors, while there was yet time to correct them, and the 
insufficiency of the registration provisions wasone of them. 
It was notorious that the proposed charter was badly 
drafted, and many friends of good government voted 
against it on that account. But now that it has become 
law, it should be given a full and fair trial. 

In the present congested condition of the 

A Word of money markets, where the proved channels 

Warning. of investment are entirely inadequate to the 

supply of ready coin, the natural tendency 
is to venture upon plans and trust to promises tb&t are 
sometimes ucsafe, and frequently fraudulent. Stock job- 
bing fiads in the present financial conditions of San Fran- 
cisco an admirable opportunity for successful operation. 
The banks are literally overflowing with money. It is 
next to impossible to find safe investments for capita', 
either in large or small sums. Gas, water, electric and 
railway stocks are about all the local securities that are 
to be had, and they are held permanently. With many 
millions piling up unproductive, the opportunity for launch- 
ing alluring schemes which glibly promise large interest 
returns are numerous and tempting. At such a time the 



public should exer,;»e unusual care, and purchase onl* 
tbott stocks that are of known value This can be a 
plUbed only aft- >,t official 

dorsement The Bo,. 

pelled to exploit the value of local r the 

double purpose of protecting the consumer fp 
tant charges and saving the public from fictitious valua- 
tion and stocks. 

The Kquitable Gas Light Company is a case in point. 
The Company has invested some money in a gas making 
plant and has carried its mains from North Bead) to 
Market street A small sum will cover its entire outlay. 
The Equitable Company declares its ability to make gas 
and soil it at a profit for one dollar per thousand. This 
statement although unsupported by the only evidence that 
is worthy of attention, that is by thorough practical de- 
monstration, is an alluring bait, carrying with it the 
possibility of successful competition, rapidly growing service 
and large and increasing dividends. The Company could 
expend $20,000 and make a bluff at the installation of an 
immense plant; scatter a little money over a large surface 
and issue half a million of stock. The public under the 
tempting influence of specious promises might purchase 
the stock, the promoters clean up a quarter million dollars 
and yet under the most careful management the Company 
prove a flat and disastrous failure. All this could very 
easily be accomplished in the present condition of the 
money market. The advice of the News Letter to those 
who have a few hundred or a few thousand dollars idle is 
not to invest their money in any new and untried stocks or 
securities until they have first been thoroughly experted 
and their true merits endorsed by unimpeachable and ab- 
solutely disinterested authority. Present caution may 
save both many dollars and as many vain regrets here- 
after. 



Of lnte>est The newspaper world has been very much 
to interested recently in the sudden departure 

Pubishers. of a prominent New York advertising agent, 
who levanted, leaving behind him a large 
number of unpaid advertising contracts. George Has- 
tings handled the large advertising business of "Vin Mari- 
ani" in this country, and the representatives of that med- 
icine placed big contracts in many of the leading publi- 
cations of the United States. His contracts were made 
subject to a peculiar and most unusual condition. Pay- 
ment was to be made only nine months after the service 
had been accomplished. About three months before col- 
lection fell due Mr. Hastings fled, and diligent search has 
failed to unearth him. Exposure of the unusual provisions 
of the contracts immediately followed, and Ma-iani & Co.'s 
representative at once came out with the statement that 
he was unaware of the arrangement negotiated by Has- 
tings; that all bills for advertising had been paid monthly 
to him, and that Mariani & Co. were not in any way 
parties to the deferred-payment plan of advertising. No 
doubt the large papers in the East will investigate this 
particular feature of tbe case, and determine the exact 
facts. The books of Hastings or the checks of the adver- 
tiser will substantiate the facts. 

The defaulting of the agent and his disappearance opens 
up a question of vital importance, particularly to the 
Western newspaper publisher, whose Eastern business is 
almost entirely secured through the agencies — such as 
Hastings conducted. Whose representative is the agent? 
As in the case cited, should the advertiser be responsible 
for his agent, the man who places his business, to the man 
who performs the service? Should Mariani & Co. lose tbe 
money given to Hastings to be expended in paying for ad- 
vertising, or should the publisher, who performed the 
service? 

The exact status of this middleman should be established. 
The courts should declare whether the rascality of the ad- 
vertising agent must be paid for by the newspaper or the 
advertiser whose money he handles, and whose contract 
he makes? The disposition of tbe Hastings case will be 
watched with great interest by every publisher as raising, 
and, we hope, finally settling the exact legal relations of 

the advertising agent to the advertiser and the news- 

■ ■ 

paper. 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



February n, 1899. 



As everybody knows, the water rates to 
Spring Valley be charged by the Spring Valley Water 
And the City. Company have to be named and deter- 
mined during the present month of Feb- 
ruary, and the Supervisors are now hard at work inves- 
tigating the company's income and expenditures with a 
view to reach a fair and just conclusion as to what con- 
sumers ought to pay for water during the ensuing year. 
A request for the facts has been promptly met by the 
company, which has filed a detailed statement of its entire 
affairs, so complete and simplified that no complaint is pos- 
sible this year that the city fathers have not had time to 
comprehend its contents. The whole of the company's in 
debtedness in the form of capital stock and outstanding 
bonds can be ascertained at a glance. Its operating ex 
penses, from the president's salary down to that of th" 
humblest employee, are given in detail. Its income from 
all sources for the year 1898 is made clear beyond tli ■ 
possibility of misconception, and the fact is rendered ob 
vious that the rate fixed last year did not suffice to pa*- 
the 6 per cent, dividend, which, by common consent, h;:s 
heretofore been deemed a fair and equitable figure. Tin- 
usual dividend was only maintained by drawing upon th - 
balance carried over from previous years. It therefon- 
follows that the existing rates are rather below than 
above a fair dividend-earning capacity, and that no further 
reduction can in justice be made. It is well that thes ■ 
broad facts have been made to so distinctly appear. TLu 
whole question, between consumers on the one hand and 
the company on the other, now turns, as it has so often 
turned before, upon what is a fair dividend? The Su- 
pervisors have been given the quasi judicial power to de- 
termine that fact. If the matter could be di- 
vested of the politics that are in it, and be left 1 1 
the unbiased arbitrament of twelve private business 
men, there is no doubt but that they would decide that ;i 
six per cent, annual dividend on water works liable to in- 
jury from storms, accidents, etc., was by no means un- 
reasonable. This is not a case of " bloated foreign bond- 
holders." Spring Valley's stock and bonds are nearly ah 
held in this city, and many of them by people who depend 
upon their water dividend as their only income. If, be- 
cause they are in the voting majority, the consumers un- 
duly reduce that dividend, they act unjustly. It may be 
worth while, however, for Spring Valley's stockholders to 
consider whether the better security they get under the 
new charter may not be accepted as an equivalent for a 
concession to even an unjust popular demand. The ques- 
tion of municipal ownership is still being agitated, not- 
withstanding the disastrous failure of the experiment else- 
where. Perhaps a concession now might silence this per- 
nicious agitation. 

THE bill introduced in the Legislature by Anderson, 
creating a bureau of State inspection of foods, drinks 
and drugs in the State of California, should be promptly 
killed. The entire purpose of the bill is wrong; it gives 
autocratic powers to a roving commission, saddles an 
annual charge of anywhere from $1500 to $2000 per month 
on the taxpayers, subjects to irresponsible appointees 
the business of every manufacturer and dealer without 
advancing one hair the real interests of pure food, or bet- 
tering the machinery now employed to prevent adultera- 
tions. The different Boards of Health in the different 
parts of the State are abundantly able to enforce the 
laws; and the laws properly enforced are sufficient 
to protect pure food. In San Francisco a fair eximple 
of the ability of the Health Department to perform 
practical services has been fully demonstrated. Thf 
same vigorous effort would produce the same excellent 
results elsewhere. California wants no more commissions. 
The taxeaters' brigade is too large now. Anderson's 
pure-food commission should be consigned to the legisla- 
tive compost heap. 

A Valuable Book. 

"INFANT HEALTH" aent oat bv tbe N. Y. Condensed Milk 
Co., New York, proprietors of the Gail Borden Eagle Brand Con- 
densed Milk. It is a valuable book tbat should be in every home. 

Williak S. Barnes (ex-Dlstrlot Attorney), has resumed the practice 
of law at rooms 27, 38, and 31, second floor, Chronicle Building. 



REMOVAL SALE. 

The Entire Stock of Ladies' «^ 

CLOAKS SUITS 

SILK WAISTS FUR GARMENTS 

SILK SKIRTS CAPES, Etc., Etc. 



Must be Sold at any Price 



Before 

Closing 



All my goods being of the very best quality and latest style, makes 
this an opportunity for every one to secure unprecedented bargains 
The prioes will astonish you. 

Sale Now Going On. 

ARMAND CAILLEAU, 48 Qeary Street, 

Corner Grant Avenue 

Will open his elegant and spacious new establishment, 

Nos. 1H-U6 Kearny St.. Opposite White House, 

about MARCH i5th. 



SUNSET LIMITED. 



The Southern Pacific Company's Magnificent Train between 
SAN FRANCISCO and NEW ORLEANS 

Leaves San Francisco 10 p. m. Tuesday and Saturday 

Leaves Los Acgeles 3 p. m. Wednesday and Sunday 

Vestibuled, Composite. Compartment. Double Drawing-room 
Sleeping and Diuiug Cars Elegantly F.tied. 



ft ROYAL TRAIN ALONG A ROYAL WAY 



PACIFIC COAST LIMITED 



LOS ANGEL.ES, ST. LOUIS AND GHIGAG0 



Via El Paso and Fort Worth, with through car connec 
tion for San Frauclscr, 

Leaves San Francisco 5 :00 p. m. Monday and Thursday. 

Leaves Lna Angeles. 11:30 a. m. Tuesday and Friday. 

Arrives Chicago 4:00 p. m. Friday and Monday. 

An Fle?ant Solid Vestibuled Train with Equipment similar 
to Sunset Limited. 



GRAND TRANSCONTINENTAL TOURS. 



CYTTON SPRINGS 

Sonoma County, Cal. 
Famous for the excellence 
of Us waters. Celebrated 
for the number of its cures. 

/In. ideal rest resort 



Situated amidst unrivaled natural beauty. 
But three hours from Sao Francisco. Di- 
rectly on the line of the S F. and N. P. Rail- 
way. No tedious staging. 
Table always supplied with the 
best the market affords. 

RATES: $8 TO $12 PER WEEK: 12 PER DAY 
City Office: 218 McAllister street. 

W. M. Ward, Proprietor. 



nary 1 1. 1899. 



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'■ Hp»r the Grtei " "Wbn the deTll art thou' 
"Got- thai will plajr the devil, air. with you." 



NOW everybody knows why Jimmie Coleman and Dan 
O'Connell have been working so hard during the past 
year. They have been writing a novel, and it comes out 
simultaneously with Dr. Buckley's suit for ill, liOll for in- 
structing Coleman in the art of getting well. In his testi- 
mony the doctor ungraciously declared that the million- 
aire was at times "out of his mind." Now, it will always 
remain a mystery whether this novel was the result or the 
cause of the rich man's illness. 




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^HE Crier is not a warrior, has 
no castles in Spain, neither does 
he desire possessions in Manila; but 
be can't help thinking that a single 
one of 'he vigorous young men who 
have fallen before the slings and ar- 
rows of the outrageous Filipinos, 
is worth more than your Uncle 
Samuel will ever get out of the whole 
mongrel pack of natives aDd their 
fourteen hundred islands. All the 
big-bellied phrasings about glorious 
victories, and all that kind of thing, 
have a certain exhilarating Fourth 
of July sort of sound about them; but 
the cost in lives of our own flesh and 
blood, past, present and inevitably to 
come, outmeasures the conquest of 
the eight million half civilized black 
men. All the tin-horn statesmen and 
all the glory-shouting, stay-at-bome, 
double-leaded thunderers cannot hide 
the facts as they present themselves 
to the fellow who mixes a little 
brains with his language and his 
ink. 

KANE and Conlan failed to close up Bacon Place, but 
the fault was not theirs. The moment that the 
women in red appealed their cases to a San Francisco 
jury, Conlan and Kane were nowhere. There is a scrip- 
tural ground upon which the professional juror — the odious 
hanger-on about the City Hall, who is as different from 
the conscientious business man, reluctantly doing jury 
duty, as Hyperian is from Satyr — may justify his verdict. 
The gentle Nazareue once declared, "Let him that is with- 
out sin cast the first stone;" and if there were not reason- 
able doubts of the ability of the juror-by-trade to read, 
charity might generously cover his repulsive nakedness. 
The woman in scarlet need have little fear of justice so 

long as the inestimable privilege of trial by 

jury is left to her. 

' ARDI Gras this year is to bring to- 
_ gether the two extremes - the ballet 
girls who have been ogled by the baldheads 
are to be scrutinized in tights at short 
range by the four hundred, criticized by the 
ladies and flirted with by the men. Ned 
Greenway, who desires to have it known 
that he is a connoisseur of everything lovely, 
in fleshings or out of them, has chosen two 
of the most shapely girls known to his ex- 
perienced eye for that evening's purpose, 
and they will flutter about Jack Wilson like 
moths about a candle. Greenway is to be 
complimented upon his happy thought; it is 
so like the dear boy. The diaphanous Ned 
always did like things as nearly au natural 
as possible, and if society is disposed to 
gratify his tastes, who shall say him nay? 




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MAXIMILIAN Popper is ft patriot, ft gentleman 

/ I . . Solar; and thi I good 

and Internal r >pes • rare judge of 
•chis* 

>f salary for his unusual aei r doe* 

in expansion of American territory or expan- 
sion of salaries in the fire and police departments. < 

man who took issue 
with the legislature that elevated salaries in those depart- 
ments, carried the case to the Supreme Court and won 
out. 1 ty clerk in the police department — 

who, nineteen times out of nineteen, is a man who could not 
hold a *t>0 clerkship in a mercantile bouse — getting $21 
per month, for taking care of the jetsam thrown up by 
the police and other courts into the hands of the police. 
And police clerk: this gener ative theft from the 

people's pockets gave him 1280 per month. There are 
one thousand men in San Francisco doing twice the work 
of the police clerk and getting one half the salary. Again 
the Crier lays a belated but very sincere halo about the 
skull of the Iroquois brave who saved the city $60,(1110. 

EIGHTEEN teachers in a row, who have been deposed 
by the new Board of Education, imagine that the city 
owes them a living whether they teach the young idea how 
to shoot or not. Fired for various causes, from incompe- 
tence to irregular selection, these waiting, wailing misses 
declare that the courts must give them their quietus be- 
fore they will stay officially dead. And their joyous attor- 
neys do not see how they can fail ! Did anybody ever see 
a lawyer who could see bow be could fail — before the ver- 
dict and the retainer had been reached? There is not an 
attorney in the United States to-day who is not firmly 
convicted that he could prove that Judas rever got those 
thirty pieces of silver, providing he was promised the fee 
that Judas got — and, egad, he'd be right, if he had the 
first chance to finger tbem himself. So the teachers who 
taught are going to force the department to accept their 
services willy nilly, or know the reason why. 

ALAS for the horse shows of California — those that have 
been and those that are not to be. Local jealousies 
smothered the equine exhibitions in San Francisco. Even 
the love to exploit itself of that undefinable quantity 
known as society failed to exert a potent influence, and 
the show now Slls an unwept grave. Los Angeles es- 
sayed the game, and because a Pasadena millionaire was 
beaten out of his plebeian boots by a San Francisco ditto, 
he won't play horse any more. The Southern Californians 
should bar out everything north of Tehachapi hereafter. 
They don't want any aspiring visitors sliding down 
their cellar doors hereafter; but they should in future 
make the fact plain on their engraved cards of admission. 

JUDGES of the small Courts about the City Hall are 
stalking stiff-legged about, and declaring that they 
will not occupy the quarters in the new Hall of Justice 
that are being prepared for them. These gentry seem to 
forget that they were very ordinary folk before the 7th 
day of last November. By the mass I the Supervisors 
should turn the keys on their honors and kick the kickers 
into their proper places without ceremony. Why is it 
that some poor mortals imagine, the moment they are 
privileged to draw a fat salary, to eat with regularity 
and to wear respectable clothing, that they are the mas- 
ters and not the servants of the people — the common 
people at that. 

THE Globe Disinfecting Company has filed a communi- 
cation with the Board of Education asking that its 
system of ventilation be given a show, and offering to 
make a test on any building in the department. The Crier 
suggests that these disinfectors be turned loose on the old 
Board of Education. If their chemicals are strong enough 
to cleanse the atmosphere surrounding the acts of the 
gang of highwaymen in that ring, there is hope that hades 
itself may yet be purified. 

THE wail that ascends for normal schools is foolish 
breath wasted in a bad cause. California has no Use 
for more "normals." We have too many. There is a de- 
cided and most unprofitable affliction of teachers abroad 
in the State now. 



?A.N !• R A.N CISCO NEWS LETTER. 



February if, 1899. 




" We obey no wand but Pleasure's."' — 



THE performance of The School for Scandal is quite 
good enough to give zest to fault-findiog. It is so un- 
interesting to find fault with a bad performance, it is like 
ridiculing a provincial for not being in the fashion, the real 
fun is in pouncing on the slips of the irreproachable. I 
don't know that the Triumvirate were ever considered ir- 
reproachable, but they have considerable reputations to 
sustain. I wonder if it does people any good to call them- 
selves "Triumvirates of Stars" and "Lionesses of Piano- 
fortes," or if the possible gain in money is not more than 
balanced by the loss in dignity, for it does seem such an 
undignified thing for artists of reputation who have 
reached years of discretion to do — but then the delightful 
thing about artists is that they never do reach years of 
discretion, and most likely they have nothing to do with 
their absurd advertising. 

The School for Scandal bears its years astoundingly. It 
is far more up-to-date than most of the plays of to-day. I 
really think it would play remarkably well as a modern 
comedy. If everyone in the cast was allowed the liberty 
that Mr. James takes as Charles Surface, it might be 
dressed in modern clothes and not look uncomfortable. 
Lady Teazle is eternally up-to-date, and Maria might 
easily be played as a girl of spirit, without violation to her 
lines. I am surprised that no actress has been enterpris- 
ing enough to play Maria as a girl of spirit, to try and 
take the play away from Lady Teazle; it is quite a con- 
ceivable reading of the part, for to be assertive in an un- 
sympathetic atmosphere, as Maria was, requires some 
pluck, either to be pious among worldlings or worldly 
among the pious. Charles of course would come up-to- 
date admirably. Joseph would be the difficulty, be would 
want very nice handling. No one expressing such virtu- 
ous sentiments as Joseph's could get into society now-a- 
days — all the nicest people would be suspicious of him at 
once. As for the construction of the play, that is hardly be- 
hind the times at all. We have nothing since it which 
suits our modern stage, and sense of comic and dramatic 
situation better than the screen scene. There is that 
risky speech of Charles' after the screen falls which is the 
only possible thing to take exception to, but played as 
Mr. James plays it, it hardly seems in bad taste at all; it 
rather seems as if Charles was perhaps doing the best 
thing at the moment in trying to pass the thing off lightly, 
but even so he must bear the censure of failure. But let 
us hope that no irreverent, theatrical potentate will seize 
the idea of putting The School for Scandal into long 
trousers, for the fashions of a hundred years ago were 
much prettier than our own, and there is a charm in dis- 
covering how very human our great-grandparents were, 
which would be lost. 

I cannot reconcile myself to that horrible arrangement 
of the first act, with all those unnecessary crossings. The 
lines are quite clever enough to carry the interest with- 
out this semblance of action, only they must be spoken 
glibly and in the right spirit of badinage; most of Lady 
Sneerwell's speeches go for nothing in the mouth of Miss 
Wells. It was Mr. Daly's idea to have them careering all 
over the stage, and so distracting attention from the 
lines, every one of which, in this scene, is too good to be 
lost. Miss Rehan, I remember, was always religiously 
brought C when she had anything particularly bright to 
say, and when has not Lady Teazle something particularly 
bright to say? That is merely a question of inartistic 
stage-management; there is reason for altering the 



chronology of the scenes, and playing the second scene at 
Lady Sneerwell's before the first scene between Sir Peter 
and Lady Teazle, the great reason which is always ac- 
cepted in adapting old plays to new uses, namely, to make 
the play fit the scenery. Yet I am not convinced that 
the great reason is a good one, because The School for 
Scandal was always played with scenery, and; it does in- 
jure the sense somewhat to change the order of these two 
scenes. But this is rather like visiting the sins of Mr. 
Daly upon the heads of the Triumvirate, though, to be 
sure, they need not have copied him. 

Miss Kidder brings a good deal of dainty grace to her 
Lady Teazle. The chief fault I find with it is that she 
drags her speeches too much. Surely Lady Teazle having 
only lately been inaugurated into the fashionable jargon of 
the day, and finding out how very well she was getting on 
at it, would be more inclined to shoot off her witty obser- 
vations and replies as soon as she thought of them. One 
does not shoot off one's witticisms in the theatre as one 
does in the drawing-room, or they would fail to make their 
effect, but one can give something of the appearance of 
doing so and not seem to be rubbing them in, as if all the 
company was as stupid as the gallery. I expect it is only 
for theatrical effect that Miss Kidder pauses so much on 
some of he"T speeches, and so, reduces their sparkle. She 
did not play up sharply enough in the quarrel with Sir 
Peter, though she played the earlier scenes with him de- 
lightfully, and in the scene with Joseph in the library it 
was that she especially impressed me as being ineffec- 
tively slow — in "Dont you think we had better leave 
honor out of the argument?" she dwelt heavily on each 
word, and made a big gap in the middle. 

Mr. Warde's Joseph Surface comes very near being a 
tremendously good piece of acting. He makes all his 
points in illustrating both the hypocrite and the man of 
the world — Joseph is generally played as a kind of 
Methodist parson, but Mr. Warde correctly insists on the 
man of fashion — but he over-makes them. He has much 
excellent "business," but it is nearly all too broad and 
obvious; he leaves nothing to the imagination. Probably 
Mr. Warde, after playing all over the country for many 
years, has come to the conclusion that audiences haven't 
any imagination — well, they haven't much, but in allow- 
ing them none he robs his performance of all subtlety. 

I feel inclined to forgive Mr. James the liberties he takes 
with the text, because his Charles Surface is so infectiously 
jovial and in the right spirit. He simply fills the house 
with good humor all the time he is on the stage; I almost 
forgive Charles for selling the family portraits which I 
never did before. Mr. Harry Langdon plays a good Sir 
Peter, and these four people worked up the interest in the 
screen scene to a very high pitch. There was a bit of 
"business" Miss Rehan used to have in this scene which I 
thought immensely effective. When Charles snatched the 
screen away she gave a futile grab at it, and by the action 
expressed most vividly her shame in the exposure; it seems 
as if Lady Teazle ought to make some motion there, for 
the screen is snatched away quite suddenly. But af te.r all 
is said, it is a delightful thing to see The School for Scandal 

played as well as it is at the Columbia Theatre. 

* * # 

Mr. James' Othello is too well-known to need new criti- 
cism; we saw it here only a year ago, and Mr. Warde's 
Iago is no novelty either. They are both of the old school, 
which means that they employ an exaggerated method of 
phrasing and observe the traditions. It was a strong 
performance of Othello that they gave on Wednesday 
evening, so forcible, in fact, that there was little place for 
subtlety, and that is the way of the old school. Miss Kid- 
der made a very picturesque figure as Desdemona, and 
she acted well, with charm and simplicity in the lighter 
scenes, and quite adequately in the emotional ones. Her 
method is sure and direct, and she uses her penetrating 
voice effectively. She carries conviction of Desdemona's 
guilelessness, and at the same time invests her with more 
self-reliance than she usually gets, a quality which sits be- 
comingly upon her, in spite of her lie about the handker- 
chief. Several of the smaller parts were well done, es- 
pecially the Cassio of Mr. Barry Johnstone, whose princi- 
pal scene was admirably executed throughout. Mr. 
Thomas Coffin Cooke gave a clever performance of Roder- 
igo, and Miss Loretta Wells was a spirited Emilia. 



Fcbiuar) 1 1, 1899 



i MR. 



The people wbo arrived late and left earK had the best 
of it at tbp Sptenth Symphony Concert We had, at the 
beginning, the "Lohengrin" Vorspiel, played 
out of tune, anu at the end Iihapsodi. 

• i so fast before tbe finish that none of the ii 
meats, except the drum, could get any tone at all 
' Joan of An Symphonic Potm of Moszkowsiu fared 
better. Mr. Scheel's reading of this interesting work was 
one of the valuable memories from the last symphony 
season, and he conducted it again with vivid appreciation 
for its descriptive power. It is the style of music, too, 
that the orchestra may generally be counted upon to 
make a good showing in, with plenty of blare and crashing 
climaxes — how much of it would have been written. I won- 
der, if Wagner had not led the way ? The orchestra did a 
lot of good work in this piece, but again the first string 
was often distressingly out of tune. There was, besides. 
the scherzo from Mendelssohn's "Midsummer Night's 
Dream " music, which always seems to delight the audi- 
ence greaily. for it was played twice over at this concert, 
as it was at the last. The only novelty was a ..hort piece 
called "Tbe Mill," arranged for orchestra by Templeton 
Strong from a quartet of Raff. It is rather slight, but 
pretty, and was well received. 

Mr. Scheel is going to leave tbe pastoral music of his 
later days and return to the passionate pieces of his 
youth. At the next concert, which is also the last, he 
will play Tschaikowsky's Sixth Symphony, "tbePathe 
tique," which received such a fine performance last season, 
unless the programme is changed, and it is to be hoped it 
will not be. The programme includes also the Tanxhatutr 
overture, Siegfried's Funeral March from Qotterdammentng, 
and Vospiel, Act 3, from Die Mristersinger. 

Hubert Hknry Dayiks. 



ivo 1 1 Upera House. proprietor ■*>*■ 



>r..i Maoacar. 



At the Orpheum Macart's performing dogs and monkeys 
are making a great hit, and indeed there are no cleverer 
dogs and monkeys now before the public. There are two 
or three other new turns and Giacinta dellaRocca, the ac- 
complished violinist, has changed her programme. There 
are four new turns for next week. 

Macbeth will be performed at the Columbia Theatre to- 
night and on Thursday evening next, Julius Oa'tar on 
Monday and Saturday evenings, the School for Scandal 
Tuesday and Sunday evenings, aud Hamlet on Wednesday 
eTeniug and at the Saturday matinee. 

Black Patti, and her Troubadours, including Ernest 
Hogan, begin an engagement at the California next Monday. 

Stange and Edward's Madeline or The Mar/ie Kiss will be 
performed at the Tivoli next week. 

A Gold Mine will be played at the Alcazar next week, 
and The Girl I Left Behind Me the week after. 

Madame Teresa Carreno, who has been repeatedly 
snowed up on her way hither, will give her first recital 
this afternoon at the Metropolitan Temple. 

SAN JOSE has much to thank the heirs of the Phelan 
estate (James D. Phelan, Alice Phelan Sullivan, and 
Mary L. Phelan) for, in their enterprise in building the 
Victory Theatre. The town badly needed c first-class 
theatre, and the Victory is as handsome a one as there is 
in California. It is situated in a central position on First 
street, and seats 1,700 people. The stage is seventy-three 
feet wide and forty feet deep, and is fitted with the most 
recent appliances for all kinds of dramatic entertainments. 
The theatre is approached from the street by a long and 
handsome vestibule, and a decided attraction is the broad 
promenade behind the dress circle. The decorations of 
the auditorium are in pale pink relieved with blue, and 
there are four boxes on either side of the stage, hand- 
somely draped and furnished. Mr. Charles Hall, who has 
had large experience in the theatrical business, is the 
manager of the Victory, and he has booked attractions to 
keep the new house open continually. 

NOTHING more becomes a woman than to have her 
hair dressed property. So if my lady would look 
queenly let her go to Goldstein & Cohn, 822 Market street, 
and have her hair dressed in the height of fashion by 
them for the Mardi Gras ball. Every touch is artistic, 
and woman's crowning glory receives an added charm 
when dressed at that place. 



1 .»•! nitMa 01 !»<• Kn.r~ii ntwra Bmurrra 

■•*. nr»i prodwltoo la thla oliy of the luur 

MADELEINE. 

Tf.e Mule 1- 
IWkM Stanislaus Stuiurf. moslc M Julian Edwards, autkor 
and compoaerof "The Wedding l>ay." 

Oreat ca.l; ADltrfed ononis: augmented orchaatra; beautiful 
roatnroc.. »upert. «cenery. 
Slronae.t ntngtott company In America 
Kod. rant and lurnnm. 
Matinee every Saturday at I p m 

Popular prices, 9&o. and 5J0. Our Telephone, Uuab 9. 

N. B— A rr«errrd aeal for tbe matinee, »e. 



Columbia Theatre. 



The "Oem , "rheatreof IheCoail. 
Golllob, Man & Co.. 

Lesseaa and Managers. 

Beginning next Monday, second and last week of the great Stir 
Triumvirate, 

LOUIS dflMES 
KATHRYN KIDDER 
FREDERICK WARDE 
Repertoire—Monday and Saturday. Jui,tl's Oaesak; Tuesday 
ana Sunday. Till School roB Si.niiai.: Wednesday evening 
and Saturday matfoce, Hamlet; Thursday, Macuktu; Friday. 
Othello. 
February 30th, TH E SIGN OF THE GROSS 

GI'X ' rri I Oottlob, Mori&Co., 

allTOmia I neatre. Lessees and Managers. 

Two weeks, beginning next Monday, the world-famous 

BLAGK PATTl'S TROUBADOURS. 

Thirty Ecstasies In Ebony. 
Presenting a kaleidoscope or coon comedy, coon songs, jubilee 
shouts, cuke walks, vaudeville, operatic masterpieces. 



OL San Francisco's Greatest Mus 

r P I. e U m . between Stockton and Powell s 



San Francisco's Greatest Music Hall. O'Farrell St. 
1 streets. 

Week commencing Monday, February 13th, GON ROY It 
McDONALD, Klogs of Irish comedy; DeHaven & Male. 
America's youngest sketch comedians ; Lang & Keeler, Premier 
vocalists aDd comedians; P. C. bhoetls. musical monologueist; 
Prof. Macart and his dog and monkey circus; Milton ai Lolly 
Nobles In a new sketch; Schrode Brothers; Derenda &Breen: 
Sttne & Evans. 

Reserved seats 25c; balcony lOo; opera chairs and box seals 50c 
Matinees Wednesday. Saturday, and Sunday. 



r\ I T*L J. Fred Belasco, Lessee 

Mlcazar I neatre. 



Mark Thall, Manager. 'Phone Main 2&4. 
Week of February 13th. only matinee Saturday, Nat. C. Good- 
win's greatest comedy success, 

A GOLD MINE. 

February20th, THE GIRL I LEFT BEHIND ME 
Washington's Birthday. Special Matinee. 
Alcazar prices— 15c, 25c, 35c, 50c. 



Metropolitan Hall. 



Owing to the late arrival of 

MME. CARRENO, 

Her first recital will be given this (Saturday) afternoon at 2:30. 

Second recital, Monday evening, February 13th. 
Last recital Tuesday afternoon, February 14th. 
Prices. #1, $1 50 and J2. Tickets purchased for the first re- 
cital can he exchai ged at 225 Sutter street. 
Cniokerlng piano used. 

Pacific Goast dockey Glub. 1 " ou » n » TBA0K - 

"A feast for the eyes." 
Five or more races daily. 

FEB. 6th to FEB. 18th. 

Trains leave Third-street Station at 13.45 and 1 :15 p. m. Round 
trip tickets, 2h cents. Electric cars on Mission and Kearny 
streets every three minutes Admission 81.0 1. 
F. H Grsen Secretary S. N. androus, President 



Moet& 
Cfrcuidon 



[The largest and oldest champagne house In the world], 

j 

White Seal (Grand Cuvee) of exceptional 
bouquet and dryness. 

—Court Journal. 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



February n, 1899 




wg^fcfflL *p(ki//Ei¥ 



There is a bill before the Legislature 
A Host of to license the meD who shoe horses, 

Bogus Engineers, but nothing has so far been heard of 
any movement to protect the edu- 
cated and competent mining engineer in his profession. 
One of the principal reasons for this is that a bill which 
would demand an examination as to qualifications on the 
part of experts is calculated to knock a great many peo- 
ple out of a job. It is positively surprising the number of 
men now posing in this city as experts, who have the auda- 
city to write M. E. after their names. So long as tbey 
keep in the background personally they are dangerous, 
provided they are smart enough to have some one build up 
their reports for them, keeping them free from gramma- 
tical errors which might stamp the production with sus- 
picion. Only the other day, in talking the matter over 
with a prominent mining man, the, astonishing statement 
was made that there were not half a dozen men in the 
State who could prove themselves legally entitled to use 
the affix M. E., if put to the test. One name mentioned 
in this connection, that of an acknowledged expert, evoked 
the information that he lacked five years of the seven 
year course which would entitle him to a degree in the 
School of Mines, with which he invariably identifies him- 
self. Little wonder is it that investors get skinned alive 
by placing dependence upon such rotten sticks. Only a 
week or so ago an Eastern publication, which prides itself 
on being a little smarter than the average, gravely an- 
nounced the fact that the biggest mountebank in the line 
of bogus experts had been reporting on property for some 
Eastern people. We can only trust that they will follow 
his lead and break their financial necks in due course. 
Warnings are wasted on such a pack of fools. It is only a 
matter of time until an obituary of the scheme will be in 
order if it ever blossoms out, as in this case it is to be 
hoped it will. The only way to teach some people a les- 
son is to touch their pockets. The opinion of a plain, prac- 
tical California miner is in all cases safer to depend upon 
than the report of an "M. E." who has purloined the title. 

Within a week or so the new 
The Prospects for a pumps ought to be at work lower- 
Comstock Revival. ing the water which has flooded 
the deep levels of the Comstock. 
This undertaking will awaken new interest in the famous 
lode, which has been under a cloud for some years past 
through a lack of means on the part of the companies to 
carry on work by the expensive methods hitherto in vogue. 
The new system adopted is so cheap and simple that its 
success means a general revival of work along this im- 
mense belt of mineral. It will henceforth be within the 
power of the smallest company to avail itself of the 
mechanical appliances required to handle surplus water, 
which would have been an impossibility with the old style 
of pumps. Everyone who knows anything about the 
practical working of the hydraulic elevator now being in- 
stalled at the C. & C. shaft predicts its ability to do all 
that is claimed for it by the makers. A few weeks more 
will tell the tale, and settle the question of drainage on a 
cheap and effective scale. With the deep levels open for 
the resumption of development work, ore will be available 
again in Con. Cal. -Virginia for a certainty. Superinten- 
dent Kervin has put himself on record to this effect, and 
he is uot the man to make a rash statement. The lower- 
ing of the water in this mine should for this reason be the 
signal for an advance in the price of the stock, which has 
already shown an upward tendency for some time past. 
Other mines will also likely make a showing of ore under 
similar conditions. It is well known that Belcher and 
Crown Point have an unexplored ore body in the flooded 
section of the mines. This is a matter of history. At- 
tempts have been made in the past to reach this ground, 
but the expense of handling the water was too great and 
the effort had to be given up. The new method of dealing 
with this difficulty, if successful at the Con. Cal. -Virginia, 
will put the South End mines in a position to retrieve 
their losses in the past, and when the mills commence to 



run on ore again the Comstock will be aroused to something 
like its old-time energy. A wonderful interest attaches 
to this pump which is about to start up in a few days. If 
the system proves a success, no one can foretell the vast 
changes which may result, bearing on the future pros- 
perity, not of Nevada alone, but of the whole Pacific 
Coast. The influence of an active Comstock market is 
far-reaching in its effect, and every branch of trade will 
feel the immediate benefit. 

The firm tone of the sugar stocks has 
Local stocks served to enthuse considerable spirit 
Rule Active, among the class of dealers which patron- 
izes the Exchanges dealing in securities of 
this kind. Nearly anyone now-a-days with a bank account 
is able to discuss volubly the merits of Hawaiian corn, 
Hana and Hutchinson. They know all about the prospects 
for the cane crop in the Islands, and what the several 
managements propose doing in the way of helping share- 
holders who don't mind taking a flyer at the present high 
range of prices. Hawaiian, the big gun in the market, is 
marked up to the $100 mark before the year is out by the 
talent on the street, who are also inclined to copper the 
bear talk of rival operators as to the merits of Hana. 
This stock is a favorite with many dealers, more especially 
as it is considered worthy of invidious comparison by 
friends of other concerns, who evidently look upon the 
smaller but flourishing plantation with jealousy. The in- 
terest taken in the game on California street has awak- 
ened Pine street to a sense of its duty to itself and clients 
of the Exchange, and a bitter rivalry between the two 
boards is calculated to lower commissions considerably be- 
fore the war ends. Competition is the life of stock brok- 
ing like it is in trade, and the men who have fattened on 
high commissions are more apt to complain of changed 
conditions than the people are who pay the charges. The 
hotter the fight the more enjoyable it will be for the pub- 
lic operator, who can do no better for himself than by 
helping the merry war along. 

A writer in the New York Sun takes 

The Golden Sands up two columns to tell in a highly 

of 'Frisco. readable manner of some queer freaks 

of nature as a metal producer. As 
the scene of these narratives is laid in California and the 
Western States, they are all the more interesting, though 
judging from the light and airy manner of treatment the 
writer could run the renowned Tom Bepper a race, with 
the chances in favor of his winning out. The sensible por- 
tion of the article treats of the vast wealth in gold which 
has floated out to sea, and the origin of the deposits of 
auriferous sand along the Pacific Coast. The difficulty 
and cost of extracting solvent gold from water is shown, 
while experimental tests are reported showing that, in 
reality, sea water does not average more than one cent in 
gold to a ton. To extract this means at the lowest calcu- 
lation an expenditure of $10. In the course of the article 
the statement is made: "The sandhills on which San Fran- 
cisco is built contain gold and silver to the value of about 
forty cents per ton. On being concentrated it yields ten per 
cent, of magnetic iron sand that assays, on the average, 
about $2.60 a ton in gold and silver — seventy-five per cent, 
silver and twenty-five per cent, gold, and it carries fully 
twenty cents a ton in value in float gold. That cannot be 
saved by concentration. In other localities these concen- 
trated sands assayed much higher in gold, and showed a 
larger amount of float gold. The assays in silver were 
about the same." 

William P. Miller, the well-known 
Nothing Succeeds mining engineer of this city, left for 
Like Success. Mexico during the week in the inter- 
ests of English capitalists to pass 
upon a property, the purchase of which is now under con- 
sideration. A report by Miller goes a long way on the 
other side of the water just now, and a strong backing in 
that quarter means a great deal for a professional man. 
All of the mines so far approved by him in California have 
turned out a success, which means the condemnation by 
him of other properties all the stronger in the eyes of con- 
servative operators in Great Britain. In keeping with 
the rest of their class, they are apt to pin their faith on a 
successful man. 



Fcbrnaiy : i, 1899. 








Rl'.Mt >K says that when Jim Flood brinifs his bride to 
rope anil vounit Vanderbilt brink's his bride, our own 
ie Fair. to the some place, Mrs 

Mackay, who i< expecting a visit from her son Cli 
and his young wife about the same time, will g 
oificent functi"i) in honor of the three America 



A certain number of the ultra-swa^t'or 
set have organized a party of their own for 
the Mardi Gras ball, the ladies of the partv 
to have tiny bells attached to a ribbon bow 
worn on the left shoulder of their domino, the 
men to wear small ribbon bows on their domino, 
as a distinguishing mark of their set. some of 
whom will appear in costume, notably the 
four seasons. This choice was the cause of 
some "kicking" at tirst, none of the ladies 
wishing to be "Winter;" but it was all 
smoothed over by the youngest and prettiest 
of the ladies of the quartette saying "give it 
to me." 



How changeful are the moods and fancies of Dame 
Fashion, which is exemplified by our maHens fair. Time 
was (and not so long ago) that little St. Luke's Church 
was the spot were beauty and fashion were wont to gather 
every Sunday and high festival day in Van Ness avenue in 
the vicinity of Clay street, and the pretty girls actua.ly 
thronged that thoroughfare when service in the church 
was over, but it is going to be different now. Not only 
has the popular rector gone and chosen to be a bishop in 
Sacramento, but there is a powerful reason for the change 
of base. A strapping young fellow from the East has 
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edifice of the Unitarians will soon be unable to hold the 
feminine element that will crowd it. Novelty, all is nov- 
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February n, 1899. 




The Great Salt Long before the building uf a railroad 
Lake Trail. across the breadth of our great continent 
was believed to be a possibility, an army 
of trappers, explorers, adventurers and gold seekers had 
crossed over the great plains of the Middle-West and the 
Rocky Mountains. Seven historic trails traversed the 
great plains of the interior, the oldest of which was the 
far-off Santa Fe, and the most travelled that known as the 
Salt Lake trail. Colonel Henry Inman, late Assistant 
Quartermaster in the United States Army, and Colonel 
William F. Cody, late Chief of Scouts, — and better known 
as "Buffalo Bill," — have, in a recent work, "The Great 
Salt Lake Trail," told the story of this route over which 
passed Fremont, Stansbury and Lander, as did also in 1847 
the Mormon host, in search of a remote spot where they 
might worship according to their own ideas, without fear 
of molestation. The once famous Overland Stage Line 
crossed over this same trackless waste, and later on the 
Pony Express made use of this desolate stretch of country, 
two thousand miles long, creating for itself a record of 
rapid transit as marvelous as it was novel. The book- 
deals with border life and frontier enterprise, and pre- 
serves to us a valuable mass of perishing material con- 
nected with the early days, when "crossing the plains'' 
required weeks and weeks of toilsome travel beset with 
dangers of all kinds. We are apt to use existing circum- 
stances as though they had always existed, and as we now 
cover the same ground in a few days in the most luxurious 
manner, we find it hard to realize that scarcely a half cen- 
tury ago herds of buffalo, hundreds of thousands in number, 
were to be found between the Missouri River and the 
Rocky Mountains, and that the blood-thirsty Sioux, the 
Pawnees and the Crows were then monarchs of all they 
surveyed. To-day the buffalo ha? disappeared, the few 
remaining Indians are herded on reservations, whilst the 
great Middle-West is an almost unbroken stretch of corn 
and wheat fields, traversed by numerous transcontinental 
lines of railroad, which link together flourishing cities and 
well-built, substantial and prosperous towns. Most inter- 
esting are all the details about the Overland stage route 
and the development of the Pony Express Service. The 
authentic history of this first fast mail route over barren 
plains and dangerous mountains from Sacramento to the 
Missouri River, reads more like romance than reality, and 
because told at first hand is more thrilling than any tale of 
fiction. 

The adventures of the hardy employees of the Pony Ex- 
press in its two years of existence are full of stirring inci- 
dents. Two hundred and fifty miles a day were often cov- 
ered, and, as may be surmised, the rider carried no sur- 
plus weight. Neither he nor his pony were handicapped 
with anything that was not absolutely necessary. Five 
dollars was paid in advance for every letter transported 
across the continent, and they were written on the thin- 
nest tissue paper to oe pro'-ured. Colonel Cody was con- 
nected with the service almost from the moment the en- 
terprise was started. For some time his route lay be- 
tween Red Buttes and Three Crossings — so called because 
the trail ran through a caiion where the Sweetwater 
reached from wall to wall, and had to be crossed three 
times in a short distance — a ride of one hundred and 
eighteen miles. It was a most dangerous, long and lonely 
trail, including the perilous crossing of the North Platte 
River. An average of fifteen miles an hour had to be 
made, including change of horses, detours for safety and 
time for meals. Through many a gauntlet of death did he 
pass in his flight from station to station, bearing express 
matter that was of the greatest value. The history of 
Colonel Cody's adventures and encounters with the sav- 
ages during the time that he was a Pony Express rider is 
a record of remarkable daring and wonderful endurance. 
In 1860 President Buchanan's last message was carried 
rom St. Joseph to Sacramento in eight days and a few 



hours, and President Lincoln's inaugural message of 
March 4, 1861, was transmitted in the same manner in 
seven days and seventeen hours. The authors state that 
this was the quickest time for horseback riding, consider- 
ing the distance made, ever accomplished in this or any 
other country. With the completion of the telegraph 
across the continent all the important news could be 
flashed from ocean to ocean in a few seconds, so the Pony 
Express ceased to be necessary. The Overland Stage 
service continued until its usefulness was gradually usurped 
by the completion of the Union and Central Pacific rail- 
roads, and with the driving of the last spike the old stage 
line through the Platte Valley vanished forever. The 
trials of the Mormons during their toilsome march, and 
their difficulties with the Government during the Civil 
War, are incidentally dwelt upon, and some space is de- 
voted to the bloody Mountain Meadows massacre. The 
authors show that much injustice has been done the Mor- 
mons by prejudiced writers. They were personally ac- 
quainted with Bngham Young, and in speaking of the 
marvelous city which he founded, and of the blossoming of 
the wilderness under his able efforts, they say that they 
were "the product of a faith equal to that which inspired 
the crusader to battle to the death for the possession of 
the Holy Sepulchre." A chapter tells of the massacre of 
Custer's command, and still another of Kit Carson's ex- 
periences in the Yellowstone. The whole book is full of 
romantic interest, and the period it describes is one of the 
most picturesque in American history. It is something to 
be thankful for that these writers, who were themselves 
actors in many of the scenes which they depict, have re- 
vived for us pictures of the early days on the plains, and 
rescued from oblivion the story of that once great highway, 
over which passed thousands of pioneers to the newly-dis- 
covered gold-fields of California. The book has a good map 
of the Great Salt Lake trail, and is illustrated with some 
excellent sketches. 

TheGreat Salt Lake Trail, by Colonel Henry Inman and Colonel William 
P. Cody. The MacmillanCo.. Publishers, New York and London. For 
sale by E:der& Shepard, 238 Post street 

The Loves of the Of writing of lords and ladies, Mollie 
Lady Arabella. Elliott Seawell evidently does not tire, 
for she has quickly followed her "His- 
tory of the Lady Betty Stair" by "The Loves of the Lady 
Arabella." The eighteenth century is the time chosen for 
the scene of the present novel, and the greater part of 
the action thereof takes place in LonQOD drawing-rooms 
and aboard a British man-of-war. Dancing in those days 
was of a kind no longer fashionable. It consisted of cuts 
and capers, pigeon wings, slips, slides and pirouettes, and 
Lady Hawkshaw with her train over her arm, her tiara 
blazing, her bird of paradise nodding violently, is a picture 
full of the flavor and color of the times of which the author 
writes. Admiral Sir Peter Hawkshaw, short and stout, 
with a choleric eye, who dearly loved cruising in blue 
water, and always fought in a cocked hat and silk stock- 
ings, as became a gentleman, is ably portrayed. The 
story keeps one on the qui viae, for it tells of fighting in 
the Bay of Biscay, the abduction of an heiress, a marriage 
at Gretna Green, and a pardon from the king which ar- 
rives just in time to save a man, who with pinioned hands, 
sitting by the side of the hangman, in a black cart drawn 
by a white horse, is almost at the foot of the gibbet pre- 
pared for him. Of the loves of the Lady Arabella it 
would mar the reader's interest to speak here. Suffice it 
to say that Miss Seawell does them ample justice. The 
illustrations by George Gibbs are remarkably well done, 
and supplement the b:iok materially. 

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You are to mean airy plot 
Of sunshine in a garden spot. 
But half afraid and wholly fair 
That stays a bit and trembles Ihere 
A lissome and a lovely thing 
That lures the robins there to sing. 
Whose hair is but a wayward mist 
That tosses where the winds may list, 
Whose laughter leaps and breaks and trills 
Like madrigals along the hills. 



February II, 1899. 



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" If you will be my Valentine," 
I sang it to a fair sweet mayde 

The gift of poesy divine 

My message delicate conveyed ; 

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" If you will be my V/alentine"-- 
My rival sent a golden heart, 

A box of bonbons but no line- 
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For she is now his V/alentine- 

Upon her finger gleams the sign. 

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February II, 1899. 



A CLEVER 5C0UNDREL 
AND HIS MATE. 



"D' 



lAN" MOYNIHAN was a clever scoundrel. Every- 
body admitted it, from the old Cherry street neigh- 
bors, who remembered — and not with pleasure — his boyish 
depredations, to genial Frank Walker, who, after four 
years' faithful service at police duty, had been promoted 
by the decease of old Ned Tyler to the captaincy of Sta- 
tion 4. 

Captain Walker was young, in fact only thirty, and per- 
haps that was the reason he took it so hard. 

It was tough, though, that two mornings after his ap- 
pointment he should wake to find that the biggest burglary 
in ten years' history of the Police Department had been 
committed the night before. 

And the worst of it was, it had occurred in his own dis- 
trict, and in a section patrolled by one of his best officers. 

For on the cashier's desk of the Forbes National Bank, 
en that bright October morning, when the office boy 
opened the great doors, lay a brand new kit of burglars' 
tools and a bit of pasteboard. And the pasteboard wasn't 
soiled, either, as might have been expected. 

It was of the conventional size, and on it, in the daintiest 
engraving, was the following: 

''Mr. Daniel Perry Moynihan." 

And beneath it, in clear, clean chirography, 

"To the new captain of Station 4, with compliments." 

It was a challenge. 

Captain Walker recognized the fact, and so did his 
brother officers, who were older than he, but who had not 
got the office. 

And they said nothing, except that burglaries were 
common things, and experience was inestimable. 

It looked as though the young captain had encountered 
the biggest job of his life, and that, too, with the eyes of 
the entire department, and the attention of the municipal 
authorities particularly, upon him. 

Alone in his room, with only his pipe and "Dick," the 
police dog — who seemed to have taken a great fancy to 
him — for company, the new chief thought over the matter. 
He thought a long time, and at last had an idea. 

"Bravo, Dick, old boy!" he exclaimed, "we'll beat them 
yet." And "Dick," in the usual fashion, with many 
thumpings, attested his approval at the vigorous action 
of the new head. 

But whether Captain Walker meant the criminals, or 
the blue coated wiseacres around him, or both, is uncer- 
tain from his remark. 

Anyway he gave orders to the sergeant that when 
Officer Lynch — on whose beat was the Forbes National 
Bank — came in he wished to see him. 

* # * * 

It was seven o'clock, and to the members of the Re- 
creation Club, down in Thatcher street, the "adge of the 
evening'' was just on. 

A stranger looking in on them in their cozy club house 
would scarcely have suspected the character of the mem- 
bers. Yet it was a fact that here, in the heart of the 
city, in the very middle of Districts, were the headquarters 
of ten of the cleverest and most ingenious scoundrels that 
ever craiked a safe, or appeared in evening dress, as the 
occasion and policy might seem to warrant. 

And Mr. Daniel Perry Moynihan, well educated, clever, 
and rascally, was president of the club. 

Theirs was a sumptuously furnished retreat. The mem- 
bers, from the character of their "occupation," received 
high wages, and could afford to be lavish. And Moynihan 
would have only the best. 

Several well executed etchings adorned the walls, a few 
paintings, and here and there, at random and in odd cor- 
ners, as if somewhat ashamed of themselves, pictures 
representing sporting men and events. 

A bright fire crackled between the andirons; glimpses 
of a pool table might be seen in an adjoining room, and 
still farther back a shining bar, with its glittering para- 
phernalia, presided over by a young symphony in black, 




whose perennial smiles and obsequious "Yes, sahs," had 
been of great monetary assistance to him. For his cus- 
tomers were paying ones, and policy is instinctive. 

Everything was just what might be found in any well- 
ordered club, and yet, on account of its 
clever arrangement in the center of a block 
(owned by a discerning but politic landlord) 
the police of Division 8 were totally un- 
aware of its existence. 

A group of well-dressed men stood about 
the fireplace, for the evening was cool. 
Among them was Moynihan in evening 
dress, just drawing on his overcoat. 

"Ah, Dan! but you're a changeable boy," 
said one of them. 

"How's that?" 

"Thursday night a burglar's sneaks and 
dark lantern, and to-night evening dress 
and diamonds." 

"Well, you fellows ought not to kick; you 
get your share, you know," Moynihan 
answered, laughingly. 

"That's right," and a cheery "good night" followed the 
genial chief us he left the room. 

Moynihan, after a somewhat circuitous route, reached 
the street. Cautiously he looked out. . The coast was 
clear, and he stepped down into a dark alley. 

As he reached the pavement he almost fell over a man 
seated on the curb with a forlorn-looking bulldog beside 
him. 

He was shabbily dressed, and the genus seemed very 
apparent. 

"Hello, tramp." 

"Well, what if I am; there's no use rubbing it into a 
man." 

"What's the matter?" 

"Nothing I know of." 

"What are vou sitting here for?" 

"I want to." 

"Are you drunk?" 

"Maybe." 

"Well, get up, and come and have another drink with 
me." 

"I'm no Oliver Twist!" 

"What do you mean?" 

"I didn't ask for more! that's what I mean. Do you 
want a diagram?" 

And Moynihan, realizing that it was one on him, went up 
to the apparently besotted individual and made a closer 
inspection. 

"Just as I thought; a dirty tramp and a dirtier bull- 
dog," he said to himself. 

"Are vou hungry?" 

"Yes!" 

The metamorphosed burglar was silent for a moment. 
"Guess I'll risk it," he muttered below his breath. 

"Say, Tra , I mean, pard! You come with me and 

I'll find you something to eat." 

In five minutes the dress suit, the dirty tramp, and the 
sorry bulldog were in the parlor of the Recreation Club. 

There was an ominous silence for a mo- 
ment when they entered, but Moynihan re- 
marked: "It's all right, boys, an old friend 
of mine in straightened circumstances." 

And the seedy tramp nodded emphat- 
ically, and doffed his disreputable old hat. 
The sad-eyed bulldog curled up on the rug 
before the fire. 

"Come with me," said the chief, and the 
pair passed through a doorway into a cozy 
dining-room. The eating-room was unoccu- 
pied save for a waiter, and they took seats 
at one of the little tables. 

The waiter came forward. 

"In a few minutes, John," said Moynihan; 
"come when I ring." 

A moment later they were alone in the 
ro^m. 

Then the chief leaned back in his chair, looked at 
tramp, and quietly said: "Got my card, Walker, I see." 

The tramp gave a visible start. 

"It's no use, Walker; I knew you the minute I fell over 




February II, 1899. 



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you 00 the curbstone. I've bad so much todowiti 
profession, that when the danger infect 1 Im 

always one of the first to catch it. Had it rubbed h 
to-night," he added. 

• her said anyti.ing for several minutes. Then 
Walker stretched out a hand from the dirtv sleeve, whit h 
was grasped by the chief. You're cle* 

"Thanks' >.ml the chief, as be pressed a button. 
"Manhattans!'' and the boy disappeared. 
"Well, what are you going to do, now you have 
queried Walker. 

"Get you a good dinner, as I promised you, convince you 
that a new police chief is not the mental equal of a rogue 
as long in the business as myself, and then if you choose to 
gi .e me your word as a gentleman, that you will never 
mention this place or occurrence, or interfere in the 
with my future plans, let you go." 

"ADd as near as my inferior order of intelligence can 
make it out, I get a dinner, a reduction to the ranks, and 
a chance to perjure myself as soon as I get out of here." 

"Your hypothesis is absolutely correct. You are argu- 
ing on two certainties and one chance; the last of which 
you will not take, as you are a man of honor." 

"But supposing I refuse to comply with your reqie 
"Then the newspapers will print scare heads, and the 
public will have the pleasure — pardon me — the oppor- 
tunity, of seeing how the mighty press rewards faithful 
servants after death." 

"A bit cold-blooded, isn't it?" 

"Yes, a trifle; but with a man in my position, liberty 
and life are about on a par, and it wouldn't do to get 
caught, you know. But here come the oysters; we can 
continue this later." 

At this minute Dick, having missed his 
master, poked his bead in at the door, and 
walking over to the table, threw himself 
down with a sigh. 

"Nice dog, that!" said the chief. 
"Yes, he's a good one," was the reply. 
The dinner progressed, and, after an hour 
or two spent most socially, with no talk of 
"shop," came to a conclusion. The two 
adjourned to the parlor, which was now 
empty, the coffee was brought in, and the 
cigars lighted. 

Dick got up, stretched himself, and fol- 
lowed them; after sniffing about the furni- 
ture he strolled out of an open door into 
the kitchen. 

"Inquisitive?" queried Moynihan. 
"Hungry, I guess," replied the guest. 
"Walker, let me say you did remarkably well in tracing 
me here. What made you think of this locality as a prob- 
able stamping ground?" 

"If you examine the city records for a year or two, you 
will find that during that time District 8 has been abso- 
lutely free from burglarious disturbances of that high- 
toned character which has come to be your distinguishing 
mark." 

"Thanks! 1 will make a note of it. The sin of omission 
is a grave one." 

"Yes, it is a leading one." 

Then for a few minutes there was silence. Tobacco had 
wrought its magic spell, and each was absorbed in his own 
thoughts. 

Then Moynihan aroused himself, tossed the cigar stump 
into the smoldering fire, and turned to the new captain. 
"Well, Walker, having reversed the order of the conven- 
tional sequence by having our pleasure first, it's now time 
for business. What do you propose to do in the matter.' 
"I haven't decided yet." . ,, 

"How long do you intend to take before doing it.' 
sneered Moynihan. 

"Let Dick in before be scratches the paint all off that 
door, and I will see if some satisfactory conclusion cannot 
be reached." 

The chief hastily rose and walked over to the entrance 
door, to the other side of which, by the scratching, Dick 
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Then he vurned to his men: "Officer Lynch, arrest 
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There was no resistance. 

After the handcuffs were on. the ex-chieftain turned to 
Walker and said: "Cap, there's just one question I want 
you." 
1 ahead." 
"How long has that dog been in the business?" 
"Nine years." 
"Thanks. " 

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GEORGE H. BROADHURST— a rather prolific dram- 
atist — has completed a new effusion, which he tried 
on the Jerseyites last week with apparent success. He 
calls it The Last Chapter — which covers a multitude of 
possibilities — and the scenes are laid in California. The 
local Jersey critic declares that "the local (Californian) 
characteristics and atmosphere are well portrayed." This 
is the first time the glorious climate has been "portrayed," 
and the excited Californians in New York are eagerly 
waiting The Last Chapter to catch a whiff of that atmos- 
phere. 

# * * 

Mrs. Jane L. Stanford is being made much of by the 
Women's Progressive clubs and societies of the East, and 
if women were eligible for the Presidency, she would get 
the solid female vote. Said one lady orator at a meeting 
of her Guild: "What a bright, shining example of what 
women can do is Mrs. Stanford! As executrix of her hus- 
band's estate, and without bonds being necessary, she 
handled twenty-five millions' worth of property, and not 
one cent stuck to her fingers. She could have kept back 
nearly three hundred and sixty thousand dollars as legal 
fees to which she was entitled, but even that she refused. 
Was there ever a man-executor who acted likewise? She 
paid men-lawyers sixty thousand in fees, and if let alone 
she would have dispensed with their services. All hail to 
Jane Lathrop Stanford!" Mrs. Stanford is now in New 
York attending to business connected with the estate. 
Central Pacific stock and its adjuncts have largely ad- 
vanced in the prevailing boom, and the estate is now worth 
many more millions than a year since. So much the better 
for the legatee of the Stanfords— the University at Palo 
Alto. 

* * * 

Edna Wallace Hopper, as Orestes in La Belle Helene at 
the Casino, wears a bathing costume specially designed by 
the best artists in the "altogether" line, that leaves but 
little to be desired by the lover of the undraped. Were it 
not that this Californian production is so petite and dainty, 
the costume would be hazardous, and invite police atten- 
tion. If there is to be any more evolution in Edna's cos- 
tume in future, the artistic costumer need not look for 
material beyond a lace handkerchief the size most affected 
by the dames of society. 

* * * 

" Time sets all things even,'' said Lillian Russell to her- 
self, in sweet communion, as she sipped her morning cocoa 
and read with much interest a "story" in the morning 
papers. Several years since, in Lillian's Company, a 
beautiful girl with afresh voice and ingenue manners, was 
singing second. She soon became a decided favorite and 
the prima donna saw with dismay elaborate floral offerings 
going to Attalie Claire's room instead of her own. Natur- 
ally Lillian kicked a mighty kick and Attalie was exiled to 
Boston's cold clime; but there the flowers followed her, 
and one devoted admirer wired his love and orchids daily 
Finally Lillian summoned the manager and presented an 
ultimatum, and the result was that the Claire sang no more 
in Lillian's Company. The "story 1 ' that Lillian read as 
she sipped her cocoa, was that Attalie Claire married her 
devoted admirer; a year or two of happiness and a baby 
followed, and then — the husband at 2 o'clock in the morn- 
ing interrupted a loving tite-a-tite between his wife and her 
lawyer, she declaring that they were talking business pure 
and simple, although both were in charming deshabille. A 
divorce will necessarily follow, while Lillian is singing La 
Belle Helene and still the acknowledged American Queen 
of comic opera. 

# * * 

" Bobby" Irving has returned from a Canadian voyage 
of experience and resumed his daily Wal. street studies. 



Irwin C. Stump's office in the Mills building here developed 
unwonted activity. From there one can hear the street 
brokers vociferating, and Stump has doubtless caught on 
to something good. 

* * * 

Mrs. Gertrude Atherton is in Washington gathering 
materials for a new novel of American life, in which Cali- 
fornians will be vigorously excluded. At a high-caste 
literary dinner last week, Mrs. Atherton and Mrs. Richard 
Henry Savage were guests of honor and Senator George 

C. Perkins also graced the occasion with his presence. 

* # * 

Mr. and Mrs. George Crocker and the Misses Ruther- 
ford were among the Californians who were present at the 
Charity ball given at the Astoria-Wsldorf last week. 

New York, February 6, 1899. Entre Nous. 

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